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.
Unlike some cities, Lawrence isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lawrence are a mix of both white- and blue-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 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.
If knowledge is power, Lawrence is a pretty powerful place. 53.28% of the adults in Lawrence have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.