Leavenworth County, Kansas

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Leavenworth County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 18 percent since 2000 and now its population stands at 81,352. For more information on Leavenworth County, please visit www.lvcountyed.org.

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2018

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Median Household Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Language Proficiency

Of the 73,085 people age 5 and older in Leavenworth County, Kansas, 1,483 (or 2.0%) speak English less than very well. Among those residents of Leavenworth County who speak English less than very well, the top five languages spoken are:

Spanish or Spanish Creole 793
Korean 189
Chinese 182
French (including Patois, Cajun) 79
Other Indo-European Languages 60

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Educational Attainment

Compared to the rest of the Kansas City region, Leavenworth County residents have a larger percentage of high school diplomas but a lower average number of bachelor's degrees.

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are more than 23,000 jobs in Leavenworth County of those 9,965 are held by residents, an additional 7,829 non-residents commute in to work. While 21,338 residents work outside the county.

Workers who live elsewhere and commute to jobs in Leavenworth County 7,829
People who both live and work in Leavenworth County 9,965
Leavenworth County residents who commute to jobs outside the county 21,338

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2017

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Workforce Trends

Source: JobsEQ, 2019

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Employment Centers

This map shows where large concentrations of employers reside within Leavenworth County.

Competitive Industries

Leavenworth County's top 10 competitive industries are listed by their location quotient. A location quotient shows how the county compares in a particular sector to national numbers. A quotient of one means the county has the same percentage of its workers in that industry as the nation. A number below that means the percentage is lower than the national number, and a number greater than one means the county has a higher percentage of workers employed in that sector.

Competitive Industries

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
928 National Security and International Affairs 23.77 2,069
487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation 12.28 67
482 Rail Transportation 7.06 220
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 4.76 313
314 Textile Product Mills 3.82 66
922 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 3.2 899
525 Funds, Trusts and Other Financial Vehicles 2.56 6
111 Crop Production 2.35 283
921 Executive, Legislative and Other Government Support 1.98 889
315 Apparel Manufacturing 1.74 34

Source: JobsEQ, 2019, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2019, Q3

* TCPU - Transportation, communication and public utilities
** FIRE - Finance, insurance and real estate

The top occupations and skills below were compiled using JobsEQ and are being reported on a quarterly basis.

Top 20 Occupations Most in Demand

  1. Retail Salespersons
  2. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  3. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  4. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  5. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
  6. Registered Nurses
  7. Social and Human Service Assistants
  8. Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
  9. Customer Service Representatives
  10. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  11. Driver/Sales Workers
  12. Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
  13. Education Administrators, Postsecondary
  14. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  15. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  16. Graduate Teaching Assistants
  17. Coaches and Scouts
  18. First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  19. Office Clerks, General
  20. Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers


On Jan. 2, 2020, there were 2,878 job postings in Leavenworth County.

Source: JobsEQ

Top 10 Skills

  1. Verbal and written communication
  2. Customer Service
  3. Cooperative/Team Player
  4. Self-Motivated
  5. Organization
  6. Detail Oriented/Meticulous
  7. Adaptability / Flexibility / Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
  8. Accountable / Responsible / Reliable / Dependable / Trustworthy
  9. Supervision/Management
  10. Problem Solving

Source: JobsEQ, 2019, Q3