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Lawrence, KS: What you need to know

A repeat ranker 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

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Lawrence, KS Demographics

Median Population in Lawrence, KS

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

Race in Lawrence, KS

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

Population By Gender in Lawrence, KS

  Male 50%
  Female 50%

Language in Lawrence, KS

  English Only 87.9%
  English Other 12.1%

Economics in Lawrence, KS

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

 
COMMUTE TIME: 19.2 MINUTES
in Lawrence, KS

Commute Types in Lawrence, KS

  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

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 72
In Lawrence, KS

 
5.2% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Lawrence, KS