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The 2000 Census showed that Leavenworth County had a population of 68,691 people. This represented 2.56% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Leavenworth had a population of 75,227 people. This is an increase of 9.52% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201076,227+10.97%+1.33% since 2009
200975,227+9.52%+1.17% since 2008
200874,355+8.25%+1.02% since 2007
200773,603+7.15%+1.42% since 2006
200672,574+5.65%+1.13% since 2005
200571,762+4.47%+0.49% since 2004
200471,409+3.96%+0.29% since 2003
200371,205+3.66%+0.63% since 2002
200270,756+3.01%+1.38% since 2001
200169,796+1.61%+1.61% since 2000
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200068,691The Last Census

Leavenworth County had 24,401 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Leavenworth County has a total area<3> of 468.3 square miles [1,212 km²]. Of this total, 463.3 square miles [1,199 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.08%) being water (5.06 square miles [13.1 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Leavenworth County had a population density of 148.3 people per square mile [57.2 people/km²], making it the state's 6th most densely populated county (out of 105 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Leavenworth County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Leavenworth and the state of Kansas.

Click here for the Leavenworth County QuickFact (QF-20103).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Leavenworth County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
LeavenworthQF-203900035,08135,420-0.96%
LansingQF-203865010,8049,19917.45%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Leavenworth County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
AtchisonQF-20005   NW16,41116,774-2.16%
DouglasQF-20045   SW116,38399,96216.43%
JeffersonQF-20087   W18,20718,426-1.19%
JohnsonQF-20091   SE542,737451,08620.32%
WyandotteQF-20209   SE155,085157,882-1.77%
Platte (MO)QF-29165   NE90,68873,78122.92%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Leavenworth. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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