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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Leavenworth is a town in Kansas with a population of 35,958. Leavenworth is in Leavenworth County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Leavenworth offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Leavenworth there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Leavenworth and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Leavenworth are above average.
About Leavenworth...
Population
35,958

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$942
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Leavenworth Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    743.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    85.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    118.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    679.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,155.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    275.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Leavenworth

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,989
National
$55,322
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I love Leavenworth! It has a beautiful downtown area, full of little shops, and a scenic river walk. The high school is large, but the class sizes are still small enough to not inhibit students' learning. The community is very involved and supportive. Leavenworth is a very small town, and that might discourage some because all big stores are at least a thirty minute drive. But, because of that, the town is surrounded by rolling, lush fields of wheat and sunflowers, both Kansas staples. I've enjoyed my time living in Leavenworth.
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Leavenworth is a small, diverse town full of retired and active military families. It is surrounded by hills and rivers and offers a serene family environment. It is convenient to Kansas City which offers as much entertainment, culture and nightlife as you might want but Leavenworth itself lacks shopping and sit down restaurants. Mom and Pop stores and diners are enchanting but don't offer the flexibility of after hours and Sunday business. Overall, I like Leavenworth and its location. I only give it 3 stars because it could use some updates.
I am Leavenworth born and raised, so nothing gets me more heated when people move here and say it's a bad town. Since we're position right next to a military base, a lot of students have traveled all over the country, or even world, so good ol' Leavenworth is just a bit underwhelming for them. I, however, admire the eclectic weather, beautiful river, thriving wildlife, and positive community values. There is plenty to do in town, be it skating, seeing a movie, shopping, you name it! It would be beneficial, though, to improve the streets downtown and on the east side of town.