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 81,095. For more information on Leavenworth County, please visit www.lvcountyed.org.

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2017

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Median Household Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Language Proficiency

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2018

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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 - 2018

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
928 National Security and International Affairs 22.80   1,966
487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation 11.46 62
482 Rail Transportation 6.76 215
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 4.06 276
314 Textile Product Mills 3.72 67
922 Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities 3.43 980
525 Funds, Trusts and Other Financial Vehicles 2.98 7
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 2.68 170
111 Crop Production 2.48 305
333 Machinery Manufacturing 2.39 398

Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3

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

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: JobsEQ, 2018

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

Top 20 Occupations Most in Demand

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Retail Salespersons
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Customer Service Representatives
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Social and Human Service Assistants
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
Registered Nurses
Computer User Support Specialists
Driver/Sales Workers
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Production Workers, All Other
Education Administrators, Postsecondary


On Jan. 2, 2019, there were 1,863 job postings in Leavenworth County.

Source: JobsEQ

Top 10 Skills

Customer Service
Cooperative/Team Player
Self-Motivated/Ability to Work Independently/Self Leadership
Adaptability/Flexibility/Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
Detail Oriented/Meticulous
Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment
Microsoft Excel

Source: JobsEQ, 2018

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