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Welcome to Leavenworth ...

The city of Leavenworth is located in Leavenworth County and is the County Seat for Leavenworth County.

The location of Leavenworth has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Leavenworth refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Leavenworthean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Leavenworth has a population of 36,062 people<3> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Leavenworth: Named for Henry Leavenworth (1783-1834), an officer during the War of 1812.

Leavenworth is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Leavenworth lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Leavenworth lies within the (913) area code.

The ZIP code for Leavenworth: 66048<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leavenworth had a population of 35,251 people (or 46.24% of the total population of Leavenworth County). This makes Leavenworth the county's most populous community.

The population of Leavenworth represents 1.24% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,251 people, the population of Leavenworth has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 35,420 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Leavenworth had an population of 36,062 people. This is an increase of 2.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.81% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leavenworth.

Communities Also Named Leavenworth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Leavenworth - they are located in Indiana, Minnesota and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leavenworth.

Websites for Leavenworth ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leavenworth. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leavenworth. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leavenworth. Our list includes 127 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Leavenworth:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leavenworth ...

Looking for more information about Leavenworth? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leavenworth, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leavenworth.

Communities near Leavenworth ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Atchison   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Leavenworth

Located in Atchison County

Smithville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Leavenworth

Located in Clay County (MO)

Bonner Springs   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Leavenworth

Located in Wyandotte County

Parkville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Leavenworth

Located in Platte County (MO)

Basehor   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Leavenworth

Tonganoxie   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Leavenworth

Platte City   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Leavenworth

Located in Platte County (MO)

Edwardsville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Leavenworth

Located in Wyandotte County

Riverside   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Leavenworth

Located in Platte County (MO)

Weatherby Lake   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Leavenworth

Located in Platte County (MO)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Leavenworth.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Leavenworth refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Leavenworth may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leavenworth.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leavenworth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Leavenworth). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leavenworth or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leavenworth) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leavenworth. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Leavenworth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leavenworth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3244, Longitude: -94.9236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Leavenworth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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