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Population (year 2000): 80,098. Estimated population in July 2005: 81,816 (+2.1% change)
Males: 39,803 (49.7%), Females: 40,295 (50.3%)

Douglas County

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Median resident age: 25.3 years
Median household income: $34,669 (year 2000)
Median house value: $118,400 (year 2000)

Lawrence, KS residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Lawrence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (82.1%)
  • Black (5.1%)
  • American Indian (4.0%)
  • Hispanic (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • Other race (1.4%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Korean (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (26.3%), Irish (12.9%), English (12.9%), United States (5.6%), French (3.5%), Italian (2.8%).

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Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 28.1 square miles

Lawrence,

For population 25 years and over in Lawrence

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 47.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lawrence city

  • Never married: 47.8%
  • Now married: 40.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

6.2% Foreign born (3.6% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +14,148 (+21.5%).




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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (438.9 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: KS Eudora, (10.8 miles KS Lecompton, (11.3 miles KS (12.4 miles Perry, City, KS (13.4 miles Baldwin KS (15.1 miles Linwood, KS (15.4 miles Tonganoxie, KS (16.6 miles McLouth, KS (18.2 miles Oskaloosa,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 364 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 1997: 346 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 1998: 362 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 1999: 392 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2000: 305 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2001: 305 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2002: 261 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2003: 308 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2004: 317 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2005: 307 buildings, average cost: $164,000

Latitude: 38.96 N, Longitude: 95.25 W

Area code: 785


Lawrence, Kansas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (30.3%), Retail trade (12.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -939 (-1.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 32,424 (73.5%)


 

Crime in Lawrence by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 3 2
    per 100,000 2.5 3.7 2.5
Rapes 32 37 47
    per 100,000 40.0 46.2 58.7
Robberies 43 59 64
    per 100,000 53.7 73.7 79.9
Assaults 244 266 254
    per 100,000 304.6 332.1 317.1
Burglaries 668 810 664
    per 100,000 834.0 1011.3 829.0
Thefts 2,775 3,222 3,329
    per 100,000 3464.5 4022.6 4156.2
Auto thefts 175 173 220
    per 100,000 218.5 216.0 274.7
309.9 359.7 359.6


Average climate in Lawrence, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lawrence-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the Lawrence city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Kevin Hooper - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Dec 7, 1976), Dain Dillingham - College basketball player (Drake Bulldogs), Mark Frederick - College basketball player (Kansas State Wildcats), Stephen Vinson - College basketball player (Kansas Jayhawks).


Hospital/medical center in Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (325 MAINE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lawrence:
  • RANSOM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; OTTAWA, KS)
  • MEADOWBROOK REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; GARDNER, KS)
  • JEFFERSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; WINCHESTER, KS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lawrence:
  • FORBES FIELD (about 28 miles; TOPEKA, KS; ID: FOE)
  • KANSAS CITY INTL (about 45 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MCI)
  • CHARLES B. WHEELER DOWNTOWN (about 48 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; ID: MKC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 5 miles; LAWRENCE, KS; ID: LWC)
  • VINLAND VALLEY AERODROME (about 11 miles; BALDWIN CITY, KS; ID: K64)
  • GARDNER MUNI (about 24 miles; GARDNER, KS; ID: K34)

Amtrak station:
LAWRENCE (413 E. 7TH ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 38 $130,267 $41,136 8 $8,382
Judicial and Legal 15 $67,565 $54,052 3 $1,964
Police Protection - Officers 132 $652,878 $59,352 0 $0
Police - Other 34 $93,568 $33,024 11 $8,865
Firefighters 120 $583,121 $58,312 6 $17,165
Fire - Other 8 $29,174 $43,761 1 $1,317
Streets and Highways 31 $106,710 $41,307 0 $0
Hospitals 574 $2,169,282 $45,350 526 $1,222,626
Solid Waste Management 84 $250,731 $35,818 0 $0
Sewerage 31 $107,840 $41,744 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 69 $233,371 $40,586 180 $65,384
Housing and Community Development(Local) 6 $26,324 $52,648 0 $0
Water Supply 66 $239,384 $43,524 0 $0
Transit 3 $11,081 $44,324 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 26 $105,291 $48,595 0 $0
Financial Administration 23 $88,323 $46,081 4 $4,705
Totals for Government 1260 $4,894,910 $46,618 739 $1,330,408


Colleges/Universities in Lawrence:
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 22,506; Public; Website: www.ku.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY (FT enrollment: 880; Location: 155 INDIAN AVE; Public)
  • LAWRENCE CAREER COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 85; Location: 4824 QUAIL CREST PL; Private, for-profit)
  • LAWRENCE BEAUTY ACADEMY (Location: 2211 SILICON AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • KANSAS SCHOOL OF FLORAL DESIGN (Location: 826 IOWA ST; Private, for-profit)
  • REAL ESTATE SCHOOL OF LAWRENCE (Location: PO BOX 3271; Private, for-profit)
  • LAWRENCE AIR SERVICE (Location: 2500 AIRPORT RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lawrence:
  • KANSAS CITY KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,837)
  • UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER (about 37 miles; KANSAS CITY, KS; FT enrollment: 2,168)
  • WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA (about 37 miles; TOPEKA, KS; FT enrollment: 4,472)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; OVERLAND PARK, KS; FT enrollment: 8,857)
  • PARK UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; PARKVILLE, MO; FT enrollment: 4,180)
  • METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES (about 47 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,259)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 47 miles; KANSAS CITY, MO; FT enrollment: 2,189)
Public high schools in Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE HIGH (Students: 1,293; Location: 1901 LOUISIANA ST; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • LAWRENCE FREE STATE HIGH (Students: 1,219; Location: 4700 OVERLAND DRIVE; Grades: 10 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lawrence:
  • SOUTHWEST JR HIGH (Students: 679; Location: 2511 INVERNESS DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • LAWRENCE SOUTH JR HI (Students: 656; Location: 2734 LOUISIANA ST; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • LAWRENCE WEST JR HI (Students: 624; Location: 2700 HARVARD ROAD; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • DEERFIELD ELEM (Students: 549; Location: 101 LAWRENCE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LAWRENCE CENTRAL JR HI (Students: 488; Location: 1400 MASSACHUSETTS ST; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • PRAIRIE PARK ELEM (Students: 443; Location: 2711 KENSINGTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SCHWEGLER ELEM (Students: 439; Location: 2201 OUSDAHL RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY (Students: 409; Location: 2521 INVERNESS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • QUAIL RUN ELEMENTARY (Students: 392; Location: 1130 INVERNESS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HILLCREST ELEM (Students: 377; Location: 1045 HILLTOP DR; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Lawrence:
  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 314; Location: 1208 KENTUCKY; Grades: KG - 6)
  • RAINTREE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 106; Location: 4601 CLINTON PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 6)
  • DOUGLAS COUNTY CHRN SCHOOL (Students: 58; Location: BOX 1571; Grades: KG - 9)
  • SUNSHINE ACRES PRESCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 2141 MAPLE LANE; Grades: KG - KG)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDRENS HOUSE OF (Students: 20; Location: 1900 UNIVERSITY DR; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,976,743; Location: 707 VERMONT STREET; 239,356 books; 9,523 audio materials; 16,765 video materials; 443 serial subscriptions)
 

Lawrence compared to Kansas state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lawrence:
  • KLWN (1320 AM; 1 kW; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lawrence:
  • KJHK (90.7 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFKF-FM (94.1 FM; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV-FM (92.3 FM; OLATHE, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWIC (99.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KNBU (89.7 FM; BALDWIN CITY, KS; Owner: BAKER UNIVERSITY)
  • K280CD (103.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Lawrence:
  • KUJH-LP (Channel 14; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • K58CX (Channel 58; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSHB-TV (Channel 41; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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