Leavenworth County, Kansas

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Leavenworth County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 15 percent since 2000 and now its population stands at 79,315. For more information on Leavenworth County, please visit www.lvcountyed.org.

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2015

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Households by Income


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 and associate's degrees but a lower average number of bachelor's degrees.

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are nearly 18,200 jobs in Leavenworth County of those 10,256 are held by residents, an additional 7,938 non-residents commute in to work. While 20,131 residents work outside the county.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2014

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 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 - 2016

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
928 National Security and International Affairs 23.79    2,092
487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation 13.16 84
482 Rail Transportation 6.09 198
314 Textile Product Mills 3.78 68
922 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 3.72 1,051
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 3.20 227
486 Pipeline Transportation 3.08 23
111 Crop Production  2.93 423
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2.25 144
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2.21 362

Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2016, 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 Jan. 1 and April 3, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

Motor Vehicle Operators
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Computer Occupations
Health Technologists and Technicians
Retail Sales Workers
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Sales Representatives, Services
Media and Communication Workers
Business Operations Specialists
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

National Security and International Affairs
General Freight Trucking
Other General Merchandise Stores
Land Subdivision
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Facilities Support Services
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Drycleaning and Laundry Services
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services

On April 3, 2017, there were 774 job postings in Leavenworth County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Oral and written communication
Team-oriented, teamwork
Microsoft Office
Owner operator
Detail oriented
Customer service oriented
High Energy

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