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Welcome to Tonganoxie signQuick Facts

Founded: 1866

Area Code: 913

ZIP code: 66086

School District: USD 464

Elevation: 853 feet  Latitude:  39° 6' 35" N    Longitude: 95° 5' 15" W

Tonganoxie is a true community. Over 5000 people reside on a little over 3.8 square miles. The city has a $6.2 million budget for the year 2014.


Citizens of Tonganoxie enjoy the benefits of a vibrant, growing metropolitan setting with quick access to Kansas City, Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Topeka. A harmonious mix of old and new can be found in this community.

2000 Census   
2010 Census
2014 Estimate

2728 4,996 5,195
Leavenworth County 68,691 72,419 79,100
Kansas City Metro 1,836,038 1,925,595 2,000,000

Source US Census Bureau


The Leavenworth County labor-shed is an approximate 45-mile radius around the county which draws from very urban to very rural Kansas and Missouri. The average income in Tonganoxie is $55,833.

Source: Kansas City Area Development Council

Housing and Commercial GrowthHouse

Median Home Value $141,000
Total Housing Units - 1,930
Percent Home Ownership - 69.1%
Median Rent  - $884/month
Source: Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors

City K-12 Enrollment

2,029 in 2014

Source: USD 464

Educationbooks and apple

USD #464 Tonganoxie

  • New middle school (2007)
  • High school & middle school improvements (2006-7)
  • New elementary school (2015)


Metro Area Institutions of Higher Learning

  • 21 Four-Year Colleges and Universities
  • 10 Two-Year Colleges
  • Within driving distance of University of Kansas, Kansas City Kansas Community College, Highland Community College, Baker University, Ottawa University , JOCO, Washburn University, Haskell Indian Nations University, Mid-America Nazarene University, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Park University, Avila University, Rockhurst University, Webster University, and more.

Institutions within the metro area offer graduate degrees in numerous disciplines. The University of Kansas and the University of Missouri also offer professional degrees in law, medicine, dentistry, and pharmacology. Post-graduate degrees in a host of medical disciplines are offered by the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, the University of Kansas Medical School, and UMKC. The KU medical school campus is located 20 minutes from Tonganoxie.

Sales Tax


Property Tax

Total of 144.485 with the following breakdown:
City & Library - 47.403
County - 36.282
State - 1.5
School District & Recreation Commission - 59.3

Transportation Network

4 interstates: I-70, I-35, I-29, I-49
4 interstate linkages: I-435, I-635, I-470, I-670
10 federal highways (including US 24/40 providing 4 lane traffic to KC)

Air Transportation


Just a half hour away, the area is served by major commercial airlines and their connection partners through the Kansas City International Airport. These carriers offer over 200 daily departures, with nonstop jet service to 43 domestic and international destinations.


Distances from Leavenworth County     
Flight Time
Atlanta 793 
Chicago 501 
Dallas 489 
Denver 602 
Houston 712 
Los Angeles 1,580
Minneapolis 435 
New York
Orlando 1,223 

Most of all, the scenery is unmatched by any other in Kansas!  The rolling hills, woods, and ranches make for breathtaking photography or afternoon drives and biking.  Picture your business and your family in a picturesque community with strong schools, parks and trails, safe neighborhoods, and easy access to major metropolitan amenities!  You just imagined Tonganoxie!