Lawrence is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 98,193 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence is the sixth largest community in Kansas.
Lawrence real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Lawrence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lawrence is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lawrence is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence who work in teaching (12.15%), office and administrative support (11.49%), and sales jobs (9.59%).
Also of interest is that Lawrence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Lawrence is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Lawrence has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Lawrence enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Lawrence.
Not only is Lawrence a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Lawrence is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lawrence a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lawrence. 53.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lawrence in 2018 was $31,228, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,912 for a family of four. However, Lawrence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lawrence is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lawrence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lawrence residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence include German, Irish, English, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lawrence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.