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1.43% growth
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3.3% growth
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2.94% growth
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0.74% growth


The economy of Lawrence, KS employs 51,230 people. The economy of Lawrence, KS is specialized in Educational Services; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Information, which employ respectively 2.23; 1.77; and 1.25 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lawrence, KS are Educational Services (10,635), Retail trade (6,739), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,759), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,051), Utilities ($46,490), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,432).

Median household income in Lawrence, KS is $47,938. Males in Lawrence, KS have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,748. The income inequality of Lawrence, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.531 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lawrence, KS. In Douglas County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,290. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lawrence, KS is from the county of Douglas County, KS.

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Lawrence, KS is home to a population of 92,611 people, from which 94.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lawrence, KS is composed of 71,725 White residents (77.4%), 6,101 Hispanic residents (6.59%), 5,037 Asian residents (5.44%), 3,894 Black residents (4.2%), and 3,687 Two+ residents (3.98%). The most common foreign languages in Lawrence, KS are Spanish (3,408 speakers), Chinese (1,847 speakers), and Japanese (523 speakers), but compared to other places, Lawrence, KS has a relative high number of Navajo (433 speakers), Other Native North American (260 speakers), and Japanese (523 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lawrence, KS awarded 7,051 degrees. The student population of Lawrence, KS is skewed towards females, with 3,237 male students and 3,814 female students. Most students in Lawrence, KS are White (5,156 and 73.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (326 and 4.62%), Asian (246 and 3.49%), and Black or African American (238 and 3.38%). The largest universities in Lawrence, KS by number of graduates are University of Kansas (6,682 and 94.8%), Haskell Indian Nations University (186 and 2.64%), and Pinnacle Career Institute-Lawrence (103 and 1.46%). The most popular majors in Lawrence, KS are Journalism (244 and 3.46%), General Psychology (195 and 2.77%), and Accounting (185 and 2.62%). The median tuition costs in Lawrence, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,579 and $24,962 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Lawrence, KS is $177,600, which is 0.87 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $176,300 to $177,600, a 0.74% increase. The homeownership rate of Lawrence, KS is 45.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lawrence, KS have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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