Lawrence, KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
119,094
0.34% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
30.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
1.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,153
5.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$259,500
15.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
66,803
0.178% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lawrence, KS had a population of 119k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $66,153. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lawrence, KS grew from 118,690 to 119,094, a 0.34% increase and its median household income grew from $62,594 to $66,153, a 5.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.71%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.87%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%), and White (Hispanic) (2.65%).

None of the households in Lawrence, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Lawrence, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawrence, KS are University of Kansas (7,733 degrees awarded in 2022), Baker University (154688) (731 degrees), and Haskell Indian Nations University (134 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lawrence, KS was $259,500, and the homeownership rate was 50.4%.

Most people in Lawrence, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence, KS was 2 cars per household.

Lawrence, KS borders Kansas City, MO-KS, Ottawa, KS, and Topeka, KS.

Population & Diversity

Lawrence, KS is home to a population of 119k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.37% of Lawrence, KS residents were born outside of the country (7.58k people).

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.8k people) in Lawrence, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Lawrence, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence, KS was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    91.8k ± 509
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.8k ± 867
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.8k ± 407
6.68%
Hispanic Population
7.95k people

In 2022, there were 13.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.8k people) in Lawrence, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.68% of the people in Lawrence, KS are hispanic (7.95k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lawrence, KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.58k people
6.58%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.81k people

As of 2022, 6.37% of Lawrence, KS residents (7.58k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawrence, KS was 6.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,815 ± 311
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,627 ± 386
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    693 ± 236

Lawrence, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lawrence, KS employs 66.8k people. The largest industries in Lawrence, KS are Educational Services (11,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,391 people), and Retail Trade (7,721 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($116,277), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($115,347), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,188).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.8k
2022 Value
± 2,187
0.178%
1 Year growth
± 4.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawrence, KS grew at a rate of 0.178%, from 66.7k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,109 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (6,978 people), and Management Occupations (6,604 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

66.8k
2022 Value
± 2,187
0.178%
1 Year growth
± 4.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawrence, KS grew at a rate of 0.178%, from 66.7k employees to 66.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence, KS, are Educational Services (11,639 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,391 people), and Retail Trade (7,721 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence, KS, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,532
Median earning men ± $2,617
$32,404
Median earning women ± $2,631

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,777), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,792), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($55,164).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($62,743), Wholesale Trade ($55,329), and Construction ($53,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,211
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 731
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 631
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lawrence, KS awarded 8,619 degrees. The student population of Lawrence, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 13,288 male students and 16,290 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawrence, KS are White (6,050 and 74.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (650 and 8.03%), Asian (402 and 4.97%), and Two or More Races (381 and 4.71%).

The largest universities in Lawrence, KS by number of degrees awarded are University of Kansas (7,733 and 89.7%), Baker University (154688) (731 and 8.48%), and Haskell Indian Nations University (134 and 1.55%).

The most popular majors in Lawrence, KS are General Business Administration & Management (458 and 5.31%), General Psychology (344 and 3.99%), and Accounting (290 and 3.36%).

The median tuition costs in Lawrence, KS are $31,620 for private four year colleges, and $10,092 and $26,960 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lawrence, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 29,578 (44.9% men and 55.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 29,578 students enrolled in Lawrence, KS, 44.9% men and 55.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,294 records, of which 55.3% were women and 44.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 301 degrees awarded
  2. 269 degrees awarded
  3. 209 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lawrence, KS was General Psychology with 301 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lawrence, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,733 degrees awarded
  2. 731 degrees awarded
  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Kansas with 7,733 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,656 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawrence, KS, which is 0.737 times less than the 4,963 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,050 degrees mean that there were 9.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 650 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,620) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($778) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,412) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence, KS was $259,500 in 2022, which is 0.921 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $224,200 to $259,500, a 15.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence, KS is 50.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lawrence, KS have an average commute time of 20.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lawrence, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lawrence, KS is $66,153. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lawrence, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by Miami County, KS and Pottawatomie County, KS, with respective values of $85,564 and $85,241.

Property

$259,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,811
$25,004
Median Property Taxes
±$1,273

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawrence, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.4%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.4% of the housing units in Lawrence, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by Miami County, KS and Pottawatomie County, KS, with respective values of $85,564 and $85,241.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lawrence, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$66,153
Median Household Income
± $2,646
49.6k
Number of Households
± 2,018

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.6k households in Lawrence, KS grew to $66,153 from the previous year's value of $62,594.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (8.36%)

In 2022, 70.5% of workers in Lawrence, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (8.36%).

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Commute Time

20.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence, KS have a shorter commute time (20.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.724% of the workforce in Lawrence, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lawrence, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence, KS (18k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Lawrence, KS has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 7.15% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 35% between 18 and 34 years, 31.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.42%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
7.15%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence, KS grew by 4.74% from 7.08% to 7.42%.

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