Leavenworth County, Kansas

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Leavenworth County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 16 percent since 2000 and now its population stands at 80,204. For more information on Leavenworth County, please visit www.lvcountyed.org.

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2016

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Language Proficiency

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

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, 2016

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are more than 23,000 jobs in Leavenworth County of those 10,421 are held by residents, an additional 7,701 non-residents commute in to work. While 20,195 residents work outside the county.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2015

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

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 - 2017

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
928 National Security and International Affairs 23.28    2,032
487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation 13.26 72
482 Rail Transportation 6.83 218
314 Textile Product Mills 3.76 68
922 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 3.60 1,026
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 3.44 241
111 Crop Production  2.73 344
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2.45 398
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2.30 145
921 Executive, Legislative and Other General Government Support 1.85 849

Source: JobsEQ, 2017, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2017, Q3

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

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: Wanted Analytics, 2017

The top occupations, industries and skills below were compiled using WANTED Analytics and span a 90-day period between Sept. 1 and Dec. 11, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

Motor Vehicle Operators
Computer Occupations
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Sales Representatives, Services
Other Management Occupations
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Retail Sales Workers
Business Operations Specialists
Health Technologists and Technicians
Information and Record Clerks

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

National Security and International Affairs
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance
General Freight Trucking
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Other Support Services
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
Specialized Freight Trucking

On Dec. 11, 2017, there were 1,407 job postings in Leavenworth County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Owner operator
Oral and written communication
Clean Driving Record
Microsoft Office
Personnel management

Source: Wanted Analytics

Erika Garcia-Reyes, Workforce Development Coordinator
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
egarcia@marc.org | 816-701-8308