Lawrence, Kansas 

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Population

93,917

43% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.4%

Median Income

$46,929

Avg. Home Price

$165,700

Best Places to Live in Lawrence, Kansas

College town - Northeast Kansas, 40 miles west of Kansas City
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Attractive downtown
-Educated population
Cons
-Harsh winters
-Home prices
-Growth pressure

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What Bert Has To Say About Lawrence Metro Area

Home to the University of Kansas, Lawrence is considered one of the more progressive and attractive cities in the state. It is a classic college town with a typical layout and set of college-town amenities, including a pleasant self-contained campus high up on a hill overlooking downtown, plenty of entertainment and a handful of interesting museums. The Kansas Jayhawks basketball team, perennially one of the best, provides a great deal of winter and early spring excitement. To the southwest, manmade Clinton Lake provides recreational opportunities.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Kansas
County: Douglas County
Metro Area: Lawrence Metro Area
City: Lawrence
Zip Codes: 66044 66049 66046 66047 66045
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 939 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lawrence is 4.4% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lawrence jobs have increased by 1.26%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lawrence's cost of living is 3.90% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Lawrence's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Lawrence's population is 93,917 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 43.15%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lawrence is $165,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.60%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Lawrence public schools spend $9,942 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Lawrence. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Lawrence

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Reviews for Lawrence    24 Reviews
lawrence - 12/21/2015
counting USA, lived in 3 countries, 6 towns. If u rag on traffic n lawrence, u aint lived nowhere. Lawrence is Pyongyang on the Kaw. People here have been proud to have... (Read More)

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Lawrence is a great town - 6/14/2015
I don't know why people have written negative reviews about Lawrence, but I have lived here for two years and love it. The quality of life is great - it is a college... (Read More)

Septic tank city USA - 1/14/2014
The traffic is horrible every day of the week including Sunday. The majority of the people I have met here have a very hostile and negative attitude. Property crime is... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN LAWRENCE, KANSAS
66044 66049 66046 66047 66045