Lawrence, KS

95,355 Population
34.3 square miles 2,778 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.3%
was 3.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Population Density
2,778
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
32.8%
was 33.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.1%
was 9.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Percent Under 18
18.1%
was 17.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Percent 65 and Over
9.6%
was 9.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3
was 3.7
Ranked 5th Lowest in KS
Percent Living in Poverty
20.0%
was 24.6%
Ranked 7th Lowest in KS
Median Household Income
$47,938
was $46,564
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.2
49.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
375.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,026.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
39,790
was 38,752
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Median Rent
$870
was $814
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Total Building Permits
550
was 435
 
Occupied Housing Units
36,506
was 33,972
 
Homeownership Rate
45.2%
was 46.7%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Single Family Building Permits
176
was 129
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,165.6
was 1,129.0
Ranked 1st Highest in KS
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.1%
was 20.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Multifamily Building Permits
374
was 306
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.5
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
14.0
was 11.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.9
was 4.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.7%
was 95.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.1%
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.5%
was 100%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.1%
was 93.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
57.1%
was 50.1%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS

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