Leavenworth, Kansas Population 2021

35,627
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Leavenworth is a city located in Leavenworth County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Leavenworth County. With a 2020 population of 35,627, it is the 12th largest city in Kansas and the 1108th largest city in the United States . Leavenworth is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually but its population has increased by 1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,251 in 2010. Leavenworth reached it's highest population of 38,495 in 1990. Spanning over 24 miles, Leavenworth has a population density of 1,470 people per square mile.

The average household income in Leavenworth is $75,819 with a poverty rate of 14.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $958 per month, and the median house value is $123,800. The median age in Leavenworth is 35.1 years, 34.9 years for males, and 35.3 years for females.

Leavenworth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leavenworth was:

  • White: 75.04%
  • Black or African American: 15.15%
  • Two or more races: 4.91%
  • Other race: 2.52%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.21%
The current population of Leavenworth, Kansas is 35,627 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,122.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,251.

Leavenworth, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,06475.04%
Black or African American5,46315.15%
Two or More Races1,7724.91%
Some Other Race9082.52%
Asian5321.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native2490.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander760.21%
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Leavenworth Population by Race

Leavenworth Population Pyramid $2021

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Leavenworth Median Age

35.1


Total

34.9


Male

35.3


Female

Leavenworth Adults

There are 27,241 adults, (4,347 of whom are seniors) in Leavenworth.

Leavenworth Age Dependency

57.5

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Leavenworth Sex Ratio

Female

16,258

45.08%

Male

19,806

54.92%

Leavenworth Population by Age

Leavenworth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leavenworth Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married56.5%43.5%
All48.4%51.6%
Male43.4%56.6%
Non Family42%58%
Female36.1%63.9%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leavenworth Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,3882.6348.4
Married5,9493.3256.5
Non Family4,2261.2342
Female1,4583.5336.1
Male7553.2343.4

3.22

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Leavenworth Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4211.78%
9th to 12th Grade1,5246.45%
High School Graduate6,70528.39%
Some College5,68024.05%
Associates Degree1,9308.17%
Bachelors Degree3,86616.37%
Graduate Degree3,49414.79%
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Leavenworth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leavenworth Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,17415,9105,643
Black3,4663,020933
Hispanic1,9431,779373
2+ Races695676271
Other Race52149390
Asian381354156
Native American20216635
Islander676767

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Leavenworth Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,503$42,389$27,696
Less Than 9th Grade$23,733$28,438$21,488
High School Graduate$27,012$30,436$24,867
Some College$31,341$34,732$28,252
Bachelors Degree$46,583$56,563$30,815
Graduate Degree$78,600$91,235$46,417

$34,503

Average Earnings

$42,389

Average Male

$27,696

Average Female

Leavenworth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leavenworth Language by Age

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Leavenworth Language

93.07% of Leavenworth residents speak only English, while 6.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.82% of the population.

Leavenworth Language

Leavenworth Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,8432,70411.34%
Black4,4761,34530.05%
Hispanic2,73351618.88%
Multiple1,65439924.12%
Other72517223.72%
Asian4688117.31%
Native1415035.46%

14.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.11%

Male Poverty Rate

16.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leavenworth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leavenworth is Native, with 35.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leavenworth is White, with 11.34% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.15%.

Leavenworth Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.00%
High School15.53%
Some College9.68%
Bachelors or Greater7.55%

Leavenworth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.45%
Male Unemployed20.00%
Female Employed10.23%
Male Employed7.18%

Leavenworth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leavenworth Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,132$75,819
Families$72,034$88,827
Married Families$88,243-
Non Families$31,712$46,331
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Income by Household Type

Leavenworth Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Leavenworth Married by Age and Sex

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Leavenworth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Leavenworth Marital Status by Race

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Leavenworth Marital Status

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5,158

Number of Veterans

4,322

Male Veterans

836

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,416
First Gulf War1,974
Vietnam1,307
Korea142
World War II29

Leavenworth Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,805
18 to 341,023
55 to 641,015
65 to 74942
75+373

Leavenworth Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,20621.85%
Black74319.23%
Hispanic36716.54%
2+ Races9012.24%
Asian6515.70%
Other Race548.12%

Leavenworth Veterans by Race

Leavenworth Veterans by Education

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9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leavenworth Veterans by Education

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58.9%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Leavenworth Employment by Age

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Leavenworth Employment by Race

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Leavenworth Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.53%

Born in Leavenworth

97.00%

Native Born

3.00%

Foreign Born

1.66%

Non Citizen

1.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.00% of Leavenworth residents were born in the United States, with 40.53% having been born in Kansas. 1.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Leavenworth Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202135,627-165-0.46%
202035,792-165-0.46%
201935,957-165-0.46%
201836,122-100-0.28%
201736,222790.22%
201636,1432960.83%
201535,84750.01%
201435,84270.02%
201335,835870.24%
201235,7481490.42%
201135,5992270.64%
201035,372-48-0.01%
200035,420-3,075-0.83%
199038,4954,8391.35%
198033,6568,5092.96%
197025,1473,0951.32%
196022,0521,4730.69%
195020,5791,3590.69%
194019,2201,7540.96%
193017,4665540.32%
192016,912-2,451-1.34%
191019,363-1,372-0.68%
190020,7359670.48%
189019,7683,2221.80%
188016,546-1,327-0.77%
187017,87310,4449.18%
18607,4290.00%

Leavenworth Population by Year