Lawrence, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Lawrence Douglas County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 93,917 118,053 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 5.9% 5.9% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 26.8 28.7 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 33.56 455.87 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 94.9% 94.6% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 53.4% 49.4% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 53,136 66,505 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 3% 3% 3.8%
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 2010-2014 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.
461
Baker University  Higher education   500 
Berry Plastics
Injection molded plastic containers and lids mfg.
720
Big Heart Pet Brands  Pet food mfg.  160 
Boston Financial Data Services  Financial services  405 
City of Lawrence
Government
800
Community Living Opportunities
Not-for-profit providing residential & vocational services for adults with severe & profound developmental disabilities
222
Cottonwood Incorporated
Manufacturing
225
DCCCA
Not-for-profit alcohol and drug abuse counseling and information
295
Dillons  Grocery store   465 
Douglas County
Government
384
Eudora School District  Education   232 
General Dynamics  Information services  1,100 
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America   Corporate headquarters 85 
Grandstand   Glassware and apparel 180 
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting card mfg.
700
Haskell Indian Nations University
Higher education
250
HP Pelzer  Automotive mfg.  160 
ICL Performance Products LP
 Chemical mfg.
150
K-Mart Distribution Center
Retail distribution center
293
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Healthcare
1,403
Lawrence Paper Company
Packaging mfg.
205
Lawrence Public Schools
Education
1,856
MV Transportation  Passenger transportation contractor  188
P1 Group, INC  Electrical, mechanical, and service contractors  242
PROSOCO
Specialty cleaner mfg.
95
Schlumberger
Electric submersible pump cable, hi-temp magnet wire and hi-tech elastomer products mfg.
110
SurePoint Medical  Healthcare  107 
The Olivia Collection  Hospitality  212
The University of Kansas
Higher education
10,018
 
The World Company   Media  200 
USA 800   Telemarketing services  300 
Westar Energy
Utility
170

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