Statewide Claims to Fame

Lawrence is 2nd in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Lawrence is 4th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Lawrence is 4th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Lawrence is 5th in Kansas out of 50 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Lawrence is 5th in Kansas out of 55 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Lawrence is 5th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Race - Asian

Lawrence is 6th in Kansas out of 60 other cities in Current population (2012)

Lawrence is 6th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Households

Lawrence is 6th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Housing units

Lawrence is 6th in Kansas out of 61 other cities in Income below poverty line

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Current population (2012) 89,512 6th 2,885,905 313,914,040
Size in square miles 33.6 8th 81,758.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,611.2 6th 34.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Residents younger than 5 5.5% 59th 7.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 17.5% 59th 25.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.0% 57th 13.7% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 95.4% 11th 89.5% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 52.8% 4th 29.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Race - White 82.0% 46th 87.2% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 4.7% 21st 6.2% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 3.1% 2nd 1.2% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.5% 5th 2.6% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 23rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.1% 10th 2.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 5.7% 36th 11.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 78.9% 42nd 77.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Female residents 49.8% 52nd 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.9% 17th 6.5% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Housing units 37,502 6th 1,237,651 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 38.4% 4th 17.6% 25.9%
Households 34,714 6th 1,104,479 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 45.9% 59th 69.0% 66.1%
Home median value $177,300 8th $125,500 $186,200
People per household 2.3 50th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Income per capita $24,614 26th $26,545 $27,915
Income per household $42,761 38th $50,594 $52,762
Income below poverty line 22.9% 6th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lawrence Rank Kansas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 7,883 5th 237,040 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,130,468 7th $34,538,332 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,582 34th $12,444 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $203,029 5th $4,192,347 $613,795,732

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