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Leavenworth, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Leavenworth is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Leavenworth County at latitude 39.3227 and longitude -94.925. Leavenworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Leavenworth, but most people and references simply refer to it as Leavenworth, Kansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Leavenworth indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Leavenworth, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 35,384
Population in Households 31,509
Population in Familes 25,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,875
Population Density1 1,472
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 12,347
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 8,157
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,799 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,040 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,307 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,452 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $117,030
Average Home Value $147,222


Median Household Income $51,644
Average Household Income $63,661
Per Capita Income $23,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.09% 0.29%
Households 0.17% 0.37%
Families 0.08% 0.29%
Median Household Income   4.19%
Per Capita Income   3.22%
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, 2014 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 # 123 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 45 93rd
Median Household Income # 216 68th
Per Capita Income # 324 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.