Leavenworth County, Kansas

Leavenworth, Fastest Growing County in Kansas


Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth & Tonganoxie

Leavenworth County (LvCo) residents benefit from its close proximity to the Kansas Speedway, new Cerner campus, Village West sports and shopping complexes, downtown Kansas City and the Kansas City International Airport, while they enjoy quiet neighborhoods and unique housing, work, educational, recreational and lifestyle opportunities.

Basehor is the fifth fastest growing community in Kansas. Basehor’s central location in the County provides convenient access to the Kansas City metro area, yet it still maintains its friendly, small town atmosphere.  Basehor, with a population of 5,437, was named the wealthiest small town in Kansas (June 2016) according to data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, 24/7 Wall St.,  a list of the richest and poorest towns — communities with less than 25,000 residents — in each state. New housing developments and businesses have expanded into the city’s beautiful countryside. Additional information is available at www.cityofbasehor.org

Lansing, “The City with a Future” has experienced steady growth for the past 50 years, increasing its population by approximately 2,000 residents every 10 years.  In 1960, the city’s population was 1,261. Nearly 12,000 people and a variety of businesses now call Lansing home. To accommodate the growth, a number of new subdivisions have been built in the past five years. Visit www.lansing.ks.us for more info.

Leavenworth, the “First City of Kansas” has been a thriving community since it was established in 1854. Rich in history but with an eye toward the future, Leavenworth is the largest city in the county, and the twelfth largest in Kansas, with 36,692 residents. Its vibrant and historic downtown offers a variety of retail shopping, restaurants and other businesses. Visit www.lvks.org
for more information.

Tonganoxie is a city of more than 5,000 residents in southern Leavenworth County. Tonganoxie is only 15 minutes from Lawrence, Kansas and is easily accessed via I-70. It offers families and businesses the best of both worlds, small town charm and progressive leadership. In the fall 2015, the Unified School District 464 opened the new Tonganoxie Elementary school, the largest elementary school building in the state. This small but rapidly growing community offers rural charm, a historic downtown business district, new subdivisions and expanded business development. Visit www.tonganoxie.org

The communities in LvCo enjoy partnerships with other area organizations to develop and promote the region’s overall economy, businesses and employment opportunities.