Lenexa, KS
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Living in Lenexa


Lenexa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 55,625 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lenexa is the ninth largest community in Kansas.

Lenexa real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Lenexa house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lenexa is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lenexa is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lenexa who work in management occupations (14.19%), office and administrative support (11.75%), and sales jobs (11.65%).

Also of interest is that Lenexa has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing noticeable about Lenexa, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Lenexa is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lenexa a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lenexa. 55.52% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lenexa in 2018 was $44,922, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,688 for a family of four. However, Lenexa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lenexa is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lenexa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lenexa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lenexa include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lenexa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.