Leavenworth, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leavenworth, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Leavenworth had a population of 35,937 as of July 1, 2016. Leavenworth ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leavenworth is located at latitude 39.3227 and longitude -94.925 in Leavenworth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leavenworth (see map below) encompass a land area of 24.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Leavenworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Leavenworth (GNIS ID: 485610) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leavenworth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leavenworth: Leavenworth City, New Town.

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Leavenworth, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 35,937
Population in Households 32,266
Population in Familes 26,415
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,671
Population Density1 1,495
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 12,441
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 8,233
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,880 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,176 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,264 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,439 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $130,788
Average Home Value $155,395


Median Household Income $52,135
Average Household Income $65,373
Per Capita Income $24,373
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.45%
Households 0.24% 0.39%
Families 0.2% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Leavenworth, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leavenworth to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 114 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 48 93rd
Median Household Income # 241 64th
Per Capita Income # 376 44th

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