Living in Lawrence, KS

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Lawrence SnackAbility

7.5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8
Affordability
6
Diversity
8
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
9
Commute
8.5

Lawrence, KS Cost Of Living

93
Lawrence's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Lawrence, Kansas Info Snack

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.
Population
95,294
Unemployment
4.3%
Poverty
21.8%
Median Home
$188,100
Median Income
$50,429
Median Rent
$892

Lawrence, KS Photos

Rankings for Lawrence in Kansas

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Map Of Lawrence, KS

Population over time in Lawrence

Year Population % Change
2017 95,294 1.4%
2016 93,954 1.5%
2015 92,611 1.4%
2014 91,305 1.2%
2013 90,194 1.4%
2012 88,921 1.1%
2011 87,963 0.9%
2010 87,157 0.8%
2009 86,426 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lawrence

White
76.0% (72,388)
African American
4.5% (4,292)
American Indian
2.4% (2,267)
Asian
6.3% (6,002)
Hawaiian
0.0% (5)
Other
0.2% (146)
Two Or More
3.9% (3,758)
Hispanic
6.8% (6,436)
Race Lawrence KS USA
White 76.0% 76.1% 61.1%
African American 4.5% 5.6% 12.3%
American Indian 2.4% 0.7% 0.7%
Asian 6.3% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.9% 2.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 6.8% 11.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Lawrence, Kansas

Less than $10,000
9.3% (884,254)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (496,299)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.7% (1,117,180)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (1,009,344)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.9% (1,227,300)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.3% (1,645,196)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.8% (929,419)
$100,000 to $149,999
13.3% (1,265,613)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.8% (548,567)
$200,000 or more
4.3% (406,224)
Income Lawrence KS USA
Less than $10,000 9.3% 5.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.7% 9.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 10.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.9% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.3% 18.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.8% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 13.3% 14.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.8% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.3% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Lawrence

Female
50.6% (48,199)
Male
49.4% (47,095)
Gender Lawrence KS USA
Female 50.6% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 49.4% 49.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lawrence for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
1.0% (952)
9-12th Grade
3.0% (2,858)
High School / GED
15.0% (14,294)
Some College
20.0% (19,058)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (6,670)
Bachelor's Degree
27.0% (25,729)
Master's Degree
18.0% (17,152)
Professional Degree
3.0% (2,858)
Doctorate Degree
6.0% (5,717)
Education Lawrence KS USA
< 9th Grade 1.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 3.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 15.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 18.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 6.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Lawrence

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Lawrence Kansas is one of my favorite places. Lawrence is located a quick drive west of Kansas City, MO and KS. Lawrence is the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence is known for having a great night life with a great music and art scene. Some of my favorite memories as a young adult is from my college years at Lawrence, sitting on the hill to watch football games, enjoying beverages and delicious food on Mass Street and meeting lots of varied people.

Like most college towns, Lawrence always has something going on at a reasonable price. Between the two universities in town, there is always a play, a music event, a sports event and other activities. Also being minutes from Kansas City via I 70, you will never be bored in Lawrence.

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