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"First City in Kansas"

Leavenworth is a city in Leavenworth County, in the Kansas City metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Col. Henry H. Leavenworth, who established a post here to protect travelers

The latitude of Leavenworth is 39.311N. The longitude is -94.922W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,211.


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Median household income
Local
$40,681
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Leavenworth demographic reports
Leavenworth is on the Missouri River
Founded in 1854 by settlers from Missouri who supported the extension of slavery into Kansas
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 208. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Melissa Etheridge, singer
· Wild Bill Hickok, frontiersman
· Buffalo Bill Cody, frontiersman
Local festivals include:
  • Leavenworth Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Leavenworth web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: First City Museum, Carroll House Museum, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Army Museum, Leavenworth County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities: St. Mary College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Leavenworth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Leavenworth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66027 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Leavenworth residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Leavenworth ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Leavenworth was $18,785, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of Leavenworth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Leavenworth include Arch Street Historic District, Leavenworth Downtown Historic District, Leavenworth Historic Industrial District, North Broadway Historic District, North Esplanade Historic District, South Esplanade Historic District, Third Avenue Historic District, Union Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Leavenworth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $429.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $827.


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Libraries in Leavenworth include Leavenworth Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Leavenworth include Leavenworth Times

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Leavenworth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Leavenworth political report.

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The average commute time for Leavenworth workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Leavenworth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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