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.


Total Population 35,861
Male Share of the Population 53%
Female Share of the Population 47%
Senior Citizens 10.7%
Employed Population 16+ 14,476
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.7%
Median Earnings25+ $33,159
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,901
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,168


Median Family Income $67,754
% Above Poverty Level 83.6%
% Below Poverty Level 16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 28.8%
Median Gross Rent $886
Median House Value $113,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 13.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Leavenworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles NW of Kansas City, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Leavenworth
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66043, 66048
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.311
Longitude -94.922

Leavenworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basehor 4,980 $92,880
Bonner Springs 7,498 $68,906
Easton 352 $0
Lansing 11,623 $95,179
McLouth 1,282 $57,120

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Leavenworth Public Libraries

Leavenworth Public Library
Leavenworth, Kansas
(913) 682-5666
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Leavenworth Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
3500 S 4TH ST
(913) 596-5031
Emergency Service: Yes

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(913) 684-1102
Emergency Service: Yes

VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Dwight D. Eisenhower VA Medical Center
4101 S. 4th Street
(913) 682-2000 or (800) 952-8387
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Leavenworth High Schools

2012 10TH AVE
Serves 1,488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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