Lawrence is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 94,934 people and 24 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 (11.28%), office and administrative support (10.84%), and management occupations (9.54%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Lawrence telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Lawrence is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Lawrence is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Lawrence a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Lawrence a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lawrence. 54.86% 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 $32,032, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,128 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.