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Lawrence, KS (Kansas) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $205,400 (it was $112,800 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$205,400
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,200 - $340,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $260,645
Here:

$260,645
State:

$207,668

Townhouses or other attached units: $179,961
Here:

$179,961
State:

$194,239

In 2-unit structures: $27,456
Here:

$27,456
State:

$120,280

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $41,254
Here:

$41,254
State:

$156,726

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,211
Here:

$74,211
State:

$149,596

Mobile homes: $49,671
Here:

$49,671
State:

$58,367

Lawrence,KS index of house prices

Total population: 92,763 (Urban population: 79,445, Rural population: 638 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 42,413 (39,442 occupied: 16,334 owner occupied, 23,108 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

59%
State:

34%

Housing density: 1,509 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $169,540.

Median contract rent in 2019: $794 (lower quartile is $585, upper quartile is $1,031)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $908


Median gross rent in Lawrence, KS in 2019: $965

Housing units in Lawrence with a mortgage: 9,562 (122 second mortgage, 491 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,772

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $103,474

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $81,885

Median monthly housing costs: $1,026

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Lawrence, Kansas Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1988

Median year apartment built: 1987

Household type by relationship:

Households: 98,196
  • Male householders: 19,623 (4,678 living alone), Female householders: 19,819 (6,757 living alone)
  • 14,893 spouses (14,809 opposite-sex spouses), 3,353 unmarried partners, (3,025 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,757 children (17,945 natural, 1,113 adopted, 699 stepchildren), 1,439 grandchildren, 497 brothers or sisters, 560 parents, 124 foster children, 1,217 other relatives, 9,517 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 7,397

Size of family households: 9,560 2-persons, 4,218 3-persons, 3,167 4-persons, 1,569 5-persons, 396 6-persons, 324 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,435 1-person, 6,021 2-persons, 2,371 3-persons, 381 4-persons.

10,900 married couples with children.
5,141 single-parent households (1,030 men, 4,111 women).

87.2% of residents of Lawrence speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
4.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,358 (7.5%)
(26.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.0
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 711 bedroom
  • 1,8792 bedrooms
  • 6,7033 bedrooms
  • 4,8814 bedrooms
  • 2,8005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1,206no bedroom
  • 4,7151 bedroom
  • 10,1572 bedrooms
  • 5,2433 bedrooms
  • 1,7874 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 262no vehicle
  • 3,0351 vehicle
  • 7,3742 vehicles
  • 3,7373 vehicles
  • 9694 vehicles
  • 9575+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,827no vehicle
  • 10,8621 vehicle
  • 6,8482 vehicles
  • 3,2203 vehicles
  • 3514 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 1,3744 rooms
  • 2,5855 rooms
  • 2,0316 rooms
  • 2,8787 rooms
  • 2,9788 rooms
  • 4,4889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1,1381 room
  • 1,1432 rooms
  • 5,9173 rooms
  • 6,1824 rooms
  • 4,6605 rooms
  • 1,7266 rooms
  • 1,5477 rooms
  • 5318 rooms
  • 2649+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Lawrence, KS
  • Lawrence, KS household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Lawrence, KS in 2019
  • 2,543Less than $10,000
  • 3,360$10,000 to $19,999
  • 3,092$20,000 to $29,999
  • 5,196$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,935$40,000 to $49,999
  • 3,162$50,000 to $59,999
  • 3,966$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,196$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,912$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,183$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,948$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,949$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Lawrence, KS

  • Distribution of house value in Lawrence, KS in 2019
  • 198Less than $10,000
  • 95$10,000 to $14,999
  • 131$15,000 to $19,999
  • 4$20,000 to $24,999
  • 37$30,000 to $34,999
  • 29$35,000 to $39,999
  • 29$40,000 to $49,999
  • 24$50,000 to $59,999
  • 96$60,000 to $69,999
  • 101$70,000 to $79,999
  • 153$80,000 to $89,999
  • 353$90,000 to $99,999
  • 967$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,644$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,671$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,906$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,933$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,978$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,303$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,387$400,000 to $499,999
  • 683$500,000 to $749,999
  • 228$750,000 to $999,999
  • 72$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Lawrence, KS

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lawrence, KS in 2019
  • 772$100 to $149
  • 491$200 to $249
  • 285$250 to $299
  • 201$300 to $349
  • 251$350 to $399
  • 567$400 to $449
  • 685$450 to $499
  • 1,144$500 to $549
  • 1,876$550 to $599
  • 819$600 to $649
  • 1,433$650 to $699
  • 1,490$700 to $749
  • 1,578$750 to $799
  • 2,884$800 to $899
  • 2,069$900 to $999
  • 4,565$1,000 to $1,249
  • 623$1,250 to $1,499
  • 836$1,500 to $1,999
  • 252$2,000 to $2,499
  • 287No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 74.1%
Number of people working at home: 2,738 (4.9% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 889
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 11,665
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 12,610
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,519
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,647
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,985
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,943
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,045
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,349
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,471
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,084
  • 90 or more minutes: 273
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lawrence

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 40,073 (76.2%)
  • Carpooled: 4,519 (8.6%)
  • Bus: 1,309 (2.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 27 (0.1%)
  • Taxi: 435 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 448 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 2,836 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 2,738 (5.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.5%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 0.8%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • 8.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 1.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lawrence, Kansas
  • 4,7972010 or later
  • 2,1302000 to 2009
  • 7201990 to 1999
  • 1,0881980 to 1989
  • 3491970 to 1979
  • 405Before 1970
Ancestries in Lawrence, KS

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 7,463 (16.1%)
  • American: 3,080 (6.6%)
  • European: 2,852 (6.2%)
  • Irish: 2,656 (5.7%)
  • English: 2,371 (5.1%)
  • Italian: 993 (2.1%)
  • Scottish: 543 (1.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 394 (0.8%)
  • Swedish: 389 (0.8%)
  • French: 372 (0.8%)
  • British: 365 (0.8%)
  • Northern European: 297 (0.6%)
  • Polish: 283 (0.6%)
  • Norwegian: 272 (0.6%)
  • Czech: 258 (0.6%)
  • Scandinavian: 238 (0.5%)
  • Welsh: 212 (0.5%)
  • Jamaican: 193 (0.4%)
  • Eastern European: 191 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 190 (0.4%)
  • Ethiopian: 181 (0.4%)
  • Ukrainian: 177 (0.4%)
  • Danish: 137 (0.3%)
  • Russian: 131 (0.3%)
  • French Canadian: 122 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 113 (0.2%)
  • African: 103 (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 95 (0.2%)
  • Portuguese: 91 (0.2%)
  • Senegalese: 85 (0.2%)
  • Swiss: 80 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 77 (0.2%)
  • Nigerian: 72 (0.2%)
  • Syrian: 64 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 61 (0.1%)
  • Jordanian: 60 (0.1%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 52 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 48 (0.1%)
  • Lithuanian: 29 (0.06%)
  • Slovak: 28 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 26 (0.06%)
  • Croatian: 26 (0.06%)
  • Slovene: 25 (0.05%)
  • Barbadian: 23 (0.05%)
  • Lebanese: 21 (0.05%)
  • Canadian: 19 (0.04%)
  • Finnish: 16 (0.03%)
  • German Russian: 15 (0.03%)
  • Dutch West Indian: 14 (0.03%)
  • Palestinian: 10 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 8 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 7 (0.02%)
  • Luxembourger: 7 (0.02%)
  • Yugoslavian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Latvian: 5 (0.01%)
  • Serbian: 4 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 3 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Lawrence:

21.8% (1,852)
Kansas:

4.0% (8,373)

India
Lawrence:

14.4% (1,228)
Kansas:

6.8% (14,141)

Mexico
Lawrence:

11.1% (948)
Kansas:

40.0% (83,132)

Vietnam
Lawrence:

3.9% (336)
Kansas:

5.0% (10,434)

Laos
Lawrence:

3.9% (328)
Kansas:

1.6% (3,334)

Japan
Lawrence:

3.6% (304)
Kansas:

0.8% (1,750)

Korea
Lawrence:

3.5% (302)
Kansas:

1.9% (3,959)

Philippines
Lawrence:

2.6% (222)
Kansas:

2.6% (5,315)

United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland
Lawrence:

2.4% (201)
Kansas:

0.7% (1,491)

Nepal
Lawrence:

2.3% (198)
Kansas:

0.8% (1,603)

Ethiopia
Lawrence:

2.1% (182)
Kansas:

1.0% (2,046)

Canada
Lawrence:

2.0% (172)
Kansas:

1.6% (3,244)

England
Lawrence:

1.9% (159)
Kansas:

0.7% (1,441)

Saudi Arabia
Lawrence:

1.6% (134)
Kansas:

0.4% (761)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 51,501
  • Other state: 38,421
  • Northeast: 2,516
  • Midwest: 18,411
  • South: 11,796
  • West: 5,698

69.9% of Lawrence residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.6% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55.3% lived in Kansas.


Lawrence:

69.9%
State average:

83.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 151
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 111
  • 9th grade: 40
  • 10th grade: 418
  • 11th grade: 281
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 158
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,707
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,252
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,131
  • Associate degree: 1,880
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,843
  • Master's degree: 3,221
  • Professional school degree: 1,014
  • Doctorate degree: 1,358
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 507
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 131
  • 7th and 8th grade: 283
  • 9th grade: 112
  • 10th grade: 222
  • 11th grade: 548
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 331
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 4,654
  • Less than 1 year of college: 906
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,153
  • Associate degree: 2,526
  • Bachelor's degree: 9,453
  • Master's degree: 3,516
  • Professional school degree: 844
  • Doctorate degree: 1,175
Educational Attainment for Females
Lawrence marital status for males
Lawrence marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,818
  • One, attached: 4,261
  • Two: 2,255
  • 3 or 4: 4,644
  • 5 to 9: 2,938
  • 10 to 19: 3,865
  • 20 to 49: 2,548
  • 50 or more: 2,089
  • Mobile homes: 995

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,999

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 0.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 9 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Lawrence
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lawrence, KS
  • 88.1%Utility gas
  • 10.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lawrence, KS
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 38.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,026
Here:

12.1%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 197
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,055
Here:

5.8%
Kansas:

15.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability