Lawrence, Kansas

Population 88,634

Lawrence is located in Douglas County, KS. The population is 88,634, making Lawrence the largest city in Douglas County and the 6th largest city in the state of Kansas.

There are 21 public schools in Lawrence with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Lawrence is low , and there are 105 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Lawrence is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Lawrence property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Lawrence include Wakarusa Township, Grant Township and Kanwaka Township.

Lawrence Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 4.9%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 38%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 57.1%

Crime Rate

54.47% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 31
  • Violent Crimes: 203
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 140
  • Property Crime: 951
  • Larceny Theft: 780

Registered Offenders

12.49% Lower than national avg.
  • 105 offenders in Lawrence
  • 11.85 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

250 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 1
  • Registered Polluters: 14
  • Superfunds: 15
  • Tanks & Spills: 220


Moderate 3.1%
  • Kansas unemployment average: 3.1%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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21 Public Schools view public schools

There are 21 K-12 public schools in Lawrence, KS and 8 private schools. Homefacts rates Lawrence's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.

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Crime view details

105 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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276 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Lawrence, KS issued 276 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 276 permits, 131 were issued for single family homes and 145 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Lawrence, KS issued 550 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 550 permits, 176 were issued for single family homes and 374 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $703
  • 1 Bedroom: $763
  • 2 Bedrooms: $940
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,328
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,572

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Environmental Hazards

250 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (214/214)
    Lawrence, KS has 100% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Lawrence, KS is a red zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.15 Average
    Lawrence, KS is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 27.6°
  • February 32.22°
  • March 45.48°
  • April 54.68°
  • May 64.8°
  • June 76.06°
  • July 78.72°
  • August 76.38°
  • September 66.93°
  • October 55.22°
  • November 44.55°
  • December 31.38°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Lawrence, KS has no risk of hurricanes.
Lawrence, KS has a very high risk of hail storms.
Lawrence, KS has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Lawrence, KS: $54,243


Unemployment in Lawrence is 3.1%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.1% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 33.58%
White Collar - 66.42%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Sam Brownback
  • Sen. Jerry Moran
  • Sen. Pat Roberts

City Representatives

  • Lynn Jenkins

Neighborhood Info

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