Lawrence, Kansas Population 2018

Lawrence is a city located in the state of Kansas. It is located in Douglas County, where it has been designated as the county seat. This city is a “college town,” as it is the location of the Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas. Lawrence was originally a center for politics, but it now has a diverse economy that includes agriculture, manufacturing and education. The last population taken in 2010 showed a population of 87,643. Current estimates show that this number has risen to 95,358 since that time. Its population count makes Lawrence the sixth most populous city in the state. The city’s total area is over 34 square miles, and it has a population density of 2,600 people per square mile.

Looking at the population by race shows that 82% of Lawrence’s population is white. Nearly 5% of the population is black, over 3% is Native American, 4.5% is Asian, 1.5% is other races, and over 4% are of Hispanic or Latino origin. People between the ages of 18 and 24 make up the largest age group—or 28.7% of the total population. About 17.5% of the population is under age 18, while just 8% are at least 65 years old. There are more males than females living in Lawrence, with 50.2% of the population made up of men. Data show that close to 19% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. Because of the city’s economic and educational opportunities, it has experienced steady growth since the 19th century. The most recent estimates show that the population is up almost 9% since the last census in 2010, and this city is well on its way to reaching 100,000 citizens in the near future.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201796,8921,5291.60%
201695,3631,5331.63%
201593,8301,2051.30%
201492,6251,5641.72%
201391,0611,1801.31%
201289,8818140.91%
201189,0679711.10%
201088,0967,9980.96%
200080,09814,4902.02%
199065,60812,8702.21%
198052,7387,0401.44%
197045,69812,8403.35%
196032,8589,5073.47%
195023,3518,9614.96%
194014,3906640.47%
193013,7261,2700.98%
192012,456820.07%
191012,3741,5121.31%
190010,8628650.83%
18909,9971,4871.62%
18808,5101900.23%
18708,3200.00%

Lawrence Population in 2018Source: Bhall87 at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White75,960
Asian5,050
Two or More Races4,390
Black or African American3,983
American Indian and Alaska Native2,108
Some Other Race1,092
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander28

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lawrence Population Pyramid 2018

0%5%10%15%20% Male Population0%5%10%15%20% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lawrence Median Age

27.3


Total

26.6


Male

28.2


Female

Lawrence Adults

There are 76,589 adults, (8,705 of which are seniors) in Lawrence.

Lawrence Age Dependency

36.3

Age Dependency Ratio

12.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence Sex Ratio

Female

46,739

50.47%

Male

45,872

49.53%

Lawrence Households and Families

Lawrence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lawrence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.2%25.8%
All45.5%54.5%
Male34.9%65.1%
Female33.4%66.6%
Non Family27.6%72.4%

45.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawrence Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All35,4832.3845.5
Non Family17,9881.6527.6
Married13,0353.1174.2
Female3,1453.233.4
Male1,3153.2834.9

3.01

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lawrence Households

Lawrence Education

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8161.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,5953.19%
High School Graduate8,32516.62%
Some College9,27018.51%
Associates Degree3,2536.50%
Bachelors Degree13,89827.75%
Graduate Degree12,91925.80%

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White40,67039,20822,879
Hispanic2,7152,211858
Asian2,3602,1201,656
Black2,2032,053659
Multiple Races1,4311,398483
Native American1,035998334
Other Race647597250

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 97.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 70.17%.

Lawrence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,781$40,897$33,993
Less Than High School$20,020$21,694$15,142
High School Grad$26,297$31,239$22,104
Some College$28,085$29,040$27,248
Bachelors Degree$40,986$46,628$36,617
Graduate Degree$51,599$61,606$46,995

$36,781

Average Earnings

$40,897

Average Male

$33,993

Average Female

Lawrence Language

Lawrence Language by Age

Lawrence Language

89.00% of Lawrence residents speak only English, while 11.00% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.81% of the population.

Lawrence Poverty

Lawrence Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White66,06813,79420.88%
Hispanic5,4681,59329.13%
Asian4,4651,51733.98%
Black3,57688724.80%
Multiple3,80778520.62%
Native1,84035519.29%
Other1,01718718.39%
Islander1919100.00%

22.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.06%

Male Poverty Rate

20.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Other, with 18.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.53%.

Lawrence Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.82%
Some College12.75%
High School12.57%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%

Lawrence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.72%
Male Unemployed42.44%
Female Employed19.72%
Male Employed17.93%

Lawrence Income

Lawrence Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,938$67,557
Families$74,701$95,346
Married Families$91,944$113,133
Non Families$28,571$38,503

Lawrence Marital Status

Lawrence Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

33.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence Married by Age and Sex

Lawrence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Lawrence Marital Status by Race

Lawrence Veterans

Lawrence Veterans by War

3,842

Number of Veterans

3,415

Male Veterans

427

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,248
First Gulf War1,007
Second Gulf War780
Korea368
World War II271

Lawrence Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54993
75+896
65 to 74776
55 to 64766
18 to 34411

Lawrence Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,0634.82%
Black39312.01%
Hispanic2255.24%
Other13315.80%
Indian1056.25%
2 or More903.09%
Asian581.33%

Lawrence Veterans by Education

10.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence Employment Status

Lawrence Employment by Age

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence Employment by Race

Lawrence Employment by Education

Lawrence Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.39%

Born in Kansas

92.12%

Native Born

7.88%

Foreign Born

5.53%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.12% of Lawrence residents were born in the United States, with 52.39% having been born in Kansas. 5.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.