Leander, TX

Leander profile

Living in Leander

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. Much of the housing stock in Leander was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Leander economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Leander, where the median household income is $92,426.00.

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 85.61% 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 (15.12%), sales jobs (12.59%), and office and administrative support (11.81%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Leander is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Leander a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Leander has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Leander’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Leander, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.57 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Leander are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 38.87% of adults in Leander have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Leander in 2018 was $34,617, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,468 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 24.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leander include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Leander is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.