Lawrence, KS
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Lawrence is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 95,358 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (13.63%), office and administrative support (12.91%), and sales jobs (11.79%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lawrence is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lawrence area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lawrence, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lawrence is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.55% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lawrence in 2010 was $27,309, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,236 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 Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lawrence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.