Lawrence, KS: What you need to know

A repeat city on the Top 100 Best Places to Live, Lawrence offers a strong educational system anchored by the University of Kansas. The downtown area is regarded as one of the most dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment districts in the Midwest, and the community's strong economy is anchored by companies in sectors like agriculture, finance and research. Adding to Lawrence's beauty is Massachusetts Street, ranked among the most scenic main streets in America. The city is located along the banks of the Kansas and Wakarusa rivers, and quality of life life amenities include more than 50 parks and a thriving music and arts scene.

 
 

Lawrence, KS City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 91,305
Median Age 27
Median Household Income $46,406
Median Home Price $176,300
Walkscore 38

Lawrence, KS Rankings

Lawrence, KS Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 50%
  Female 50%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 72
In Lawrence , KS

 
5.2% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Lawrence , KS

Median Population

Median Age 27%
Age 18 Over 82.7%
Age 21 Over 70.4%
Age 62 Over 11.2%
Age 65 Over 8.8%

Race

  Ethnicity White 82.3%
  Ethnicity Black 4.5%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.7%
  Ethnicity Indian 2.5%
  Ethnicity Other 0.7%

Economics

  Median Household Income $46,406
  Median Home Price $176,300
  Homes Owned 54.1%
  Homes Rent 45.9%
  Median Property Rent $852

Language

  English Only 87.9%
  English Other 12.1%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 19.2 MINUTES
in Lawrence , KS

Commute Types

  Walked 5.7%
  Worked at Home 3.9%
  Public Transportation 2.4%
  Other Means 1.8%
  Drove Alone 75.4%
  Carpooled 10.7%

38/100
WALK SCORE
for Lawrence , KS