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Leavenworth, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Leavenworth had a population of 36,692 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Leavenworth, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 36,692
Daytime Population: Workers 20,635
Daytime Population: Residents 19,951
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 40,586
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 33,043
Population in Familes 26,999
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,649
Population Density2 1,526
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $54,082
Average Household Income $67,960
Per Capita Income $25,468


Total Housing Units 14,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,481 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,355 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,299 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $136,219
Average Home Value $160,935


Total Households 12,836
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 8,456
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.52%
Households 0.64% 0.53%
Families 0.55% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 Density # 103 85th
Diversity Index # 49 93rd
Median Household Income # 224 67th
Per Capita Income # 376 44th

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