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Lawrence Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Lawrence Area is 113,703. The Lawrence Area population density is 239.56 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 35.04 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Lawrence Area is white, which represent 84.47% of the total population. The average Lawrence Area education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 113,703. #341

Population Density, #127

Lawrence Area
239.56 per square mile
35.04 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:96,047 (84.47%, #501)
Black:4,463 (3.93%, #424)
Hispanic:6,240 (5.49%, #433)
Asian:4,768 (4.19%, #69)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):2,451 (2.16%, #104)
One Race, Other:753 (0.66%, see rank)
Two or More Races:5,221 (4.59%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:4,555 (73.00%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:408 (6.54%, see rank)
Cuban:283 (4.54%, see rank)
Central American:312 (5.00%, see rank)
South American:352 (5.64%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:848 (17.79%, see rank)
Chinese:2,081 (43.65%, see rank)
Filipino:197 (4.13%, see rank)
Japanese:325 (6.82%, see rank)
Korean:238 (4.99%, see rank)
Vietnamese:357 (7.49%, see rank)
Asian, Other:722 (15.14%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

99,157 (87.21%) out of the total population of 113,703 reported first ancestry.

 Lawrence Area% of the Total PopulationKansasU.S.
Arab5120.45%, see rank0.33%0.56%
Czech1,0960.96%, see rank0.83%0.47%
Danish7590.67%, see rank0.49%0.42%
Dutch1,9881.75%, see rank1.95%1.40%
English14,22012.51%, see rank9.83%8.02%
French3,6133.18%, see rank3.14%3.34%
German35,41331.15%, see rank28.39%15.03%
Greek1910.17%, see rank0.18%0.41%
Hungarian4440.39%, see rank0.17%0.46%
Irish17,18815.12%, see rank12.39%10.80%
Italian3,4022.99%, see rank2.36%5.52%
Norwegian1,6641.46%, see rank1.07%1.42%
Polish1,6961.49%, see rank1.40%3.01%
Portuguese740.07%, see rank0.11%0.44%
Russian1,2241.08%, see rank0.73%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,5851.39%, see rank1.19%0.99%
Scottish3,2102.82%, see rank1.94%1.72%
Subsaharan African5740.50%, see rank0.73%0.95%
Swedish2,9842.62%, see rank2.35%1.27%
Swiss9550.84%, see rank0.52%0.30%
Ukrainian2060.18%, see rank0.10%0.31%
American6,4515.67%, see rank8.17%7.12%
Welsh1,5311.35%, see rank0.77%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 56,775 (49.93%, see rank)
Females: 56,928 (50.07%, see rank)

Lawrence Area
Male: 49.93%
Female: 50.07%
Male: 49.71%
Female: 50.29%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Lawrence Area
28.70 years old
36.00 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Lawrence Area
28.00 years old
34.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Lawrence Area
29.60 years old
37.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Lawrence Area% of the Total PopulationKansasU.S.
Under 5 years6,1375.40%, see rank7.03%6.36%
5 to 9 years5,8655.16%, see rank7.08%6.51%
10 to 14 years6,1295.39%, see rank6.92%6.59%
15 to 19 years10,5309.26%, see rank7.03%6.85%
20 to 24 years20,91718.40%, see rank7.35%7.13%
25 to 34 years17,35615.26%, see rank13.33%13.47%
35 to 44 years12,56011.05%, see rank11.99%12.96%
45 to 54 years12,07710.62%, see rank13.40%14.09%
55 to 64 years11,2609.90%, see rank12.16%12.29%
65 to 74 years6,0725.34%, see rank7.20%7.64%
75 to 84 3,2022.82%, see rank4.38%4.25%
85 years and over1,5981.41%, see rank2.12%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Lawrence AreaKansasU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population64,125, 100%1,861,894209,056,129
Less Than High School3,432, 5.35%, see rank10.05%13.67%
High School Graduate12,568, 19.60%, see rank27.17%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree16,423, 25.61%, see rank32.06%29.09%
Bachelor Degree17,316, 27.00%, see rank19.87%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree14,386, 22.43%, see rank10.84%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.95, see rank13.7913.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Lawrence Area KansasU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten3,08165.89%34.11%75.27%24.73%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)9,42787.59%, see rank12.41%, see rank89.18%10.82%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)4,75695.82%, see rank4.18%, see rank90.68%9.32%90.60%9.40%
College21,65994.39%, see rank5.61%, see rank85.94%14.06%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5,12992.30%, see rank7.70%, see rank77.27%22.73%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Lawrence AreaKansasU.S.
Total Households43,834, 100%1,112,335116,211,092
Average Household Size2.39, see rank2.522.63
1 Person Households13,107, 29.90%, see rank28.49%27.57%
2 or More Person Households30,727, 70.10%, see rank71.51%72.43%
Family Households (Families)23,705, 54.08%, see rank65.72%66.22%
Average Family Size3.05, see rank3.183.32
Married-Couple Family18,176, 41.47%, see rank51.01%48.42%
Nonfamily Households20,129, 45.92%, see rank34.28%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Lawrence Area%KansasU.S.
15 Years and Over Total95,572see rank2,276,416252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over47,544100%, see rank1,123,431123,281,364
Never Married23,19548.79%, see rank31.74%35.77%
Married19,95041.96%, see rank55.19%52.04%
Widowed7761.63%, see rank2.66%2.57%
Divorced3,6237.62%, see rank10.41%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over48,028100%, see rank1,152,985129,692,771
Never Married21,31344.38%, see rank25.22%29.48%
Married18,90339.36%, see rank53.05%49.19%
Widowed2,7435.71%, see rank9.10%9.16%
Divorced5,06910.55%, see rank12.62%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Lawrence Area%KansasU.S.
Native106,19593.40%, see rank93.21%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence61,62554.20%, see rank58.88%58.73%
Born in Different State43,54038.29%, see rank33.49%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,0300.91%, see rank0.83%1.42%
Foreign Born7,5086.60%, see rank6.79%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2,4022.11%, see rank2.37%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship5,1064.49%, see rank4.42%7.09%
Born In Europe1,2661.11%, see rank0.53%1.53%
Born In Asia4,1053.61%, see rank2.00%3.82%
Born In Africa3680.32%, see rank0.38%0.55%
Born In Oceania880.08%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,4961.32%, see rank3.76%6.83%
Born In Northern America1850.16%, see rank0.09%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Lawrence Area%KansasU.S.
English38,72488.34%, see rank88.76%79.39%
Spanish1,8134.14%, see rank6.78%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1,2662.89%, see rank2.07%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1,5853.62%, see rank1.81%3.36%
Other4461.02%, see rank0.57%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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