Lawrence, KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
118,690
2.15% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
30.7
1.66% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
16.5%
0.206% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$62,594
2.58% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$224,200
5.56% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
66,684
2.3% 1-year decline

About

In 2021, Lawrence, KS had a population of 119k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $62,594. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lawrence, KS declined from 121,304 to 118,690, a −2.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,020 to $62,594, a 2.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.05%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.02%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.9%), and White (Hispanic) (3.14%).

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.

95.8% of the residents in Lawrence, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawrence, KS are University of Kansas (7,358 degrees awarded in 2021), Baker University (154688) (703 degrees), and Haskell Indian Nations University (160 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Lawrence, KS was $224,200, and the homeownership rate was 50.1%.

Most people in Lawrence, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.3 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.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lawrence, KS is home to a population of 119k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 6.58% of Lawrence, KS residents were born outside of the country (7.81k people).

In 2021, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.9k people) in Lawrence, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2021 Citizenship
95.7%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.8% of Lawrence, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence, KS was 95.7%, 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)
    91.9k ± 499
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.99k ± 401
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.96k ± 785
6.51%
Hispanic Population
7.73k people

In 2021, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.9k people) in Lawrence, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.99k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 5.96k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.51% of the people in Lawrence, KS are hispanic (7.73k 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
    81,246 ± 6,900 people
  2. India
    14,367 ± 2,936 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,893 ± 2,558 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 81,246 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,367 and Vietnam with 10,893.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.58%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.81k people
6.93%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.4k people

As of 2021, 6.58% of Lawrence, KS residents (7.81k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawrence, KS was 6.93%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,995 ± 337
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,559 ± 364
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    728 ± 244

Lawrence, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lawrence, KS employs 66.7k people. The largest industries in Lawrence, KS are Educational Services (11,957 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,435 people), and Retail Trade (7,632 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($94,792), Utilities ($93,597), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,315).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,980. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

66.7k
2021 Value
± 2,263
−2.3%
1 Year decline
± 4.83%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lawrence, KS declined at a rate of −2.3%, from 68.3k employees to 66.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,459 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (7,255 people), and Management Occupations (6,496 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

66.7k
2021 Value
± 2,263
−2.3%
1 Year decline
± 4.83%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lawrence, KS declined at a rate of −2.3%, from 68.3k employees to 66.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence, KS, are Educational Services (11,957 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (8,435 people), and Retail Trade (7,632 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

$42,878
Median earning men ± $2,127
$30,501
Median earning women ± $1,596

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,643), Public Administration ($61,266), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,919).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($61,567), Wholesale Trade ($51,354), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($42,919).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $635k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $563k
    Manufacturing
  3. $235k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $21B
  2. $17B
  3. $14B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $21B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17B) and Cereal grains ($14B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$221B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
83.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 83.5% to $406B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $18.5B
  2. $14.8B
  3. $13.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $18.5B, followed by Texas with $14.8B and Nebraska and $13.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2021, universities in Lawrence, KS awarded 8,247 degrees. The student population of Lawrence, KS in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 13,428 male students and 16,458 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawrence, KS are White (5,789 and 74.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (652 and 8.4%), Asian (362 and 4.66%), and Two or More Races (340 and 4.38%).

The largest universities in Lawrence, KS by number of degrees awarded are University of Kansas (7,358 and 89.2%), Baker University (154688) (703 and 8.52%), and Haskell Indian Nations University (160 and 1.94%).

The most popular majors in Lawrence, KS are General Business Administration & Management (494 and 5.99%), General Psychology (300 and 3.64%), and Accounting (288 and 3.49%).

The median tuition costs in Lawrence, KS are $31,000 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

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In 2021 in Lawrence, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 29,886 (44.9% men and 55.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 29,886 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 19,844 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 299 degree-majors awarded
  2. 285 degree-majors awarded
  3. 237 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lawrence, KS was General Psychology with 299 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. 7,358 degrees awarded
  2. 703 degrees awarded
  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Kansas with 7,358 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 3,619 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawrence, KS, which is 0.782 times less than the 4,628 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,789 degrees mean that there were 8.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 652 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 ($31,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($777) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,406) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.762% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.709% 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 2021 were High School or Equivalent (598k), Some college (550k), and Bachelors Degree (446k).

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The median property value in Lawrence, KS was $224,200 in 2021, which is 0.915 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $212,400 to $224,200, a 5.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence, KS is 50.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Lawrence, KS have an average commute time of 20.3 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 $62,594. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lawrence, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $96,059, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Miami County, KS, with respective values of $80,853 and $79,211.

Property

$224,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$6,333
$24,669
Median Property Taxes
±$1,236

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lawrence, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50.1%
Homeownership
2021
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 50.1% of the housing units in Lawrence, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 50.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Lawrence, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence, KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $96,059, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Miami County, KS, with respective values of $80,853 and $79,211.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,594
Median Household Income
± $2,534
49.3k
Number of Households
± 1,952

In 2021, the median household income of the 49.3k households in Lawrence, KS grew to $62,594 from the previous year's value of $61,020.

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.
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2021, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.555% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (73.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.31%)
  3. Carpooled (8.32%)

In 2021, 73.3% of workers in Lawrence, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.31%) and those who carpooled to work (8.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence, KS have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.835% 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

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence, KS (18.3k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 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 Asian.

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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92.9% of the population of Lawrence, KS has health coverage, with 58.8% on employee plans, 7.27% on Medicaid, 9.89% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.85% 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 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 35% between 18 and 34 years, 31.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.08%
Uninsured
58.8%
Employer Coverage
7.27%
Medicaid
9.89%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.85%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence, KS declined by 2.48% from 7.26% to 7.08%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lawrence, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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