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LEAVENWORTH COUNTY KANSAS

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Known as home of the “Big House,” Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. Leavenworth is better described as the home of Fort Leavenworth, which employs 5,200 people. The Largest City, Leavenworth, offers a historic downtown combined with residential and commecial growth.

Estimated Total Population    68,691
18 and over    50,357
Median age    35.6
Increase from 1990    6.70%
Largest City    Leavenworth
Estimated population of city    35,420
Total Housing Units    24,401
Median value    $96,900
Total Households    23,071
Family households    17,206
Average household    size 2.69
Average family size    3.15
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 44,792
High-school graduate    15,188
Some college, no degree    10,397
Associate's degree    2,828
Bachelor's degree    5,892
Graduate or professional degree    4,446
Percent graduated high school    86.50%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    23.10%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    52,378
In labor force    32,624
Commuting to work    31,223
TOP EMPLOYERS   
Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth USD #453, Eisenhower VA Med. Center, Hallmark, St. Mary's College, Lansing Correctional Facility, Federal Government
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    9,031
Service    4,959
Sales and office    7,751
Construction, extraction, maintenance    3,426
Production, transportation    3,885
Median Household Income   $48,114
Median Family Income   $55,805
Land Area (square miles)   463
Persons per square mile)   148.40
County Seat    Leavenworth
County Government Info   
Chairman of County Commissioners—Joe Daniels
bocc@lvcoks.com
300 Walnut Leavenworth, KS 66048
Tel: 913.684.0400
Fax: 913.680.0406
www.leavenworthcounty.org
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing

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