Leander is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 62,608 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Leander is the 105th largest community in Texas. Leander has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Leander, where the median household income is $101,872.00.
Leander real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Leander house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Leander is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leander is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leander who work in management occupations (15.82%), sales jobs (11.81%), and office and administrative support (11.38%).
Also of interest is that Leander has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.32% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Leander is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Leander’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Leander is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Leander, the average commute to work is 32.15 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Leander are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.15% of adults in Leander have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leander in 2018 was $36,893, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,572 for a family of four. However, Leander contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Leander is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Leander home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leander residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Leander also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leander include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Leander is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.