Leavenworth County

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Leavenworth County, Kansas

300 Walnut St Suite 106
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 684-0421
Fax: (913) 684-0406
www.leavenworthcounty.org

On the northeastern border of KS, north of Kansas City; original county; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Fort Leavenworth, the state's first fort, named for Gen. Henry Leavenworth (1783-1834), officer in the War of 1812 who later fought the Indians

Area (sq mi):: 468.33 (land 463.27; water 5.06) Population per square mile: 157.80
Population 2005: 73,113 State rank: 6 Population change: 2000-20005 6.40%; 1990-2000 6.70% Population 2000: 68,691 (White 82.00%; Black or African American 10.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.80%; Asian 1.10%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $20,292; median household $48,114; Population below poverty level: 6.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,572-$26,198
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 38.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Leavenworth County seat (35,290)
  • Lansing (10,117)

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