Lawrence is a city located in Douglas County, Kansas. With a 2020 population of 99,496, it is the 6th largest city in Kansas and the 320th largest city in the United States. Lawrence is currently growing at a rate of 1.12% annually and its population has increased by 13.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 87,643 in 2010. Spanning over 35 miles, Lawrence has a population density of 2,914 people per square mile.
The average household income in Lawrence is $70,883 with a poverty rate of 21.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $892 per month, and the median house value is $188,100. The median age in Lawrence is 27.9 years, 27.1 years for males, and 28.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.7 males.
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.
Population Growth in Lawrence
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 was 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.