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County Profiles, 2017:

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  • Leavenworth County, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    2015 Population: 78,227
    Median Household Income: $63,726
    Poverty Rate: 11.4%
    Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

    Key Findings

    Leavenworth County saw a slight increase in total population from 2014 to 2015 and, like many other counties, has a growing older adult population. Leavenworth County’s population is more diverse than some of the other rural counties, with just over 20 percent of residents non-white. This is likely due to the presence of the Fort Leavenworth military base and federal prison. The county's poverty rate rose from 10.8 percent in 2014 to 11.4 percent in 2015, and employment fell slightly. Median household incomes are higher than average, and the rate of uninsured residents continues to decline, standing at 7.8 percent in 2015 compared to 13 percent nationally. Cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death in Leavenworth County. The ratio of persons per physician and dentist are higher than urban counties in the region, but compare favorably to other outlying counties.

    Information presented in this county profile is the most currently available as of September 2017.

    County Data








    Leading Causes of Death
    Age-adjusted rate per 100,000 people, 2015. Source: KIC

      Leavenworth Co. Kansas
    Cancer 184.5 164.3
    Heart disease 155.7 158.0
    Chronic lower resp. diseases 44.5 49.7
    Alzheimer's disease 36.7 23.4
    Stroke 34.0 38.5
    Other respiratory disease 20.8* 12.0
    Kidney disease 20.0* 16.8
    Suicide 17.0* 16.3
    Diabetes 15.6* 20.2
    Septicemia 12.3* 11.1
      * Sample size too small to ensure accuracy   

    Access to Care, 2016

    icon Ratio of Primary Care Physicians per person — 1: 2,320
    icon Ratio of Dentists per person — 1: 2,480
    icon Ratio of Mental Health Providers per person — 1: 520
      Source: County Health Rankings


    Health Indicator Trends

    Trends for selected health indicators by county from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings website.


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