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"First City in Kansas"
Leavenworth is a city in Leavenworth County, in the Kansas City metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Col. Henry H. Leavenworth, who established a post here to protect travelers
The latitude of Leavenworth is 39.311N. The longitude is -94.922W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,211.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Leavenworth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Leavenworth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66027 ZIP code.
21% of Leavenworth residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leavenworth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leavenworth was $18,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Leavenworth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Leavenworth include Arch Street Historic District, Leavenworth Downtown Historic District, Leavenworth Historic Industrial District, North Broadway Historic District, North Esplanade Historic District, South Esplanade Historic District, Third Avenue Historic District, Union Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Leavenworth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $429. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.
Libraries in Leavenworth include Leavenworth Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Leavenworth include Leavenworth Times
Leavenworth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leavenworth political report.
The average commute time for Leavenworth workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Leavenworth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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