Douglas County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Douglas County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 119,440 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 10.7% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 28.8 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 455.87 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 94.9% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 49.1% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 66,183 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.2% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Allen Press
Printing services
275
Amarr Garage Doors
Garage door mfg.
750
Baker University
Higher education
496
Berry Plastics
Injection molded plastic containers and lids mfg.
750
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center  Not-for-profit  179 
Big Heart Pet Brands  Pet food mfg.  160 
City of Lawrence
Government
1,500
Community Living Opportunities
Not-for-profit providing residential & vocational services for adults with severe & profound developmental disabilities
263
Cottonwood Incorporated
Manufacturing
240
DCCCA
Not-for-profit alcohol and drug abuse counseling and information
295
Douglas County
Government
435
Eudora School District  Education  232 
General Dynamics  Information services  1,100 
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America  Corporate headquarters  85 
Grandstnd  Glassware and apparel  210
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting card mfg.
772
Haskell Indian Nations University
Higher education
250
HP Pelzer  Automotive carpets mfg.  160 
ICL Performance Products LP  Chemical mfg.  161 
K-Mart  Retail distribution center  200
Kinedyne
Cargo control mfg.
93
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Healthcare
1,375
Lawrence Paper Company
Packaging mfg.
209
Lawrence Public Schools
Education
1,823
PROSOCO  Specialty cleaner mfg.  92 
Schlumberger
Electric submersible pump cable, hi-temp magnet wire and hi-tech elastomer products mfg.
150
SurePoint Medical  Healthcare  107 
The Olivia Collection  Hospitality  320 
The World Company
Media
200
University of Kansas
Higher education
9,994
The World Company  Media   200
USA 800   Telemarketing services  250
Westar Energy
Utility
170

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