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Overview

Introduction to Leavenworth, Kansas

Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth county, is located 23 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Leavenworth History

Situated in the Missouri metropolitan area, Leavenworth is the largest city and county seat of Leavenworth County. Leavenworth was founded in the year 1854 by the settlers from Missouri. It was the first incorporated city in Kansas. The city was named after, Col. Henry H. Leavenworth, who established an Army post in 1827 to protect travelers. It is the hometown of Robert E. Davis, the Supreme Court Justice of Kansas and Ron Logan, the former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Entertainment.

Leavenworth and nearby Attractions

  • Leavenworth County Historical Museum
  • Weston Bend State Park
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Kansas Speedway
  • Leavenworth Country Club

Things To Do In Leavenworth

In Leavenworth, one can cherish the exhibits of the "Leavenworth County Historical Museum," a mansion which was laid in the Victorian style in the year 1867. One can also drop by "The Legends at Village West" which is a super-regional shopping mall and lifestyle center located in the Village West development in Kansas City. Set across the Zoysia Grass Fairways, the "Leavenworth Country Club" is a fantastic golf course where one can spend free hours.

Leavenworth Transportation

Kansas City International Airport provide facilities for air transportation.

Leavenworth Higher Education

Higher education can be availed through various colleges and universities including University of Missouri, Park University, University of Kansas, and Colorado Technical University.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,948
Male Share of the Population53.7%
Female Share of the Population46.3%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+14,692
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$33,644
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,582

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,462
% Above Poverty Level85.1%
% Below Poverty Level14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$906
Median House Value$115,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.9%
Irish12.2%
English9.9%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Polish2%
African1.8%
Scottish1.7%
Dutch1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1%
Welsh0.9%
Greek0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Russian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Australian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Arab0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
British0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Leavenworth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Leavenworth County
Standard Zip Codes66048, 66043
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.32
Approximate Longitude-94.92

Leavenworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLEAVENWORTH
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationKANSAS CITY INTL AP
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationOSKALOOSA 4 NE
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basehor5,167$86,538
Bonner Springs7,567$69,967
Easton357$36,250
Lansing11,706$93,798
McLouth1,156$58,000
Tonganoxie4,792$86,778

Leavenworth Public Libraries

Leavenworth Public Library
417 SPRUCE STREET
Leavenworth, Kansas
(913) 682-5666

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Leavenworth Hospitals

Dwight D. Eisenhower Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
4101 4th St Trafficway
Cushing Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
711 Marshall Street
(913) 684-1100
Saint John Hospital
(Non-profit)
3500 South 4th Street
(913) 680-6000

Leavenworth Public Schools

Anthony Elementary
570 Evergreen
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
David Brewer Elementary
401 N 17th St
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1490
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Earl Lawson Elementary
820 N 5th St
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1570
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Henry Leavenworth
1925 Vilas
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1470
Primary
Total Enrollment 574
Leavenworth Sr High
2012 10th Ave
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1550
High
Total Enrollment 1395
Leavenworth Virtual School
1000 3rd Ave
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1540
Primary
Total Enrollment 87
Richard Warren Middle School
3501 New Lawrence Road
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1530
Middle
Total Enrollment 655
West Intermediate
1901 Spruce
ZIP: 66048
(913) 684-1520

Leavenworth Private Schools

Immaculata High School
600 Shawnee St
ZIP: 66048
Secondary
Total Enrollment 119
St Paul Lutheran School
320 N 7th St
ZIP: 66048
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Xavier Elementary School
541 Muncie Rd
ZIP: 66048
Elementary
Total Enrollment 270
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