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Lawrence is a city in Douglas County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Amos A. Lawrence, philanthropist and outspoken opponent of slavery.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Lawrence. For links to other places called Lawrence, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lawrence is 38.971N. The longitude is -95.235W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 82,120.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawrence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawrence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66049 ZIP code.
24% of Lawrence residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lawrence ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawrence was $19,378, compared with $21,587 nationally.
48% of Lawrence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Lawrence include Old West Lawrence Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lawrence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.
Libraries in Lawrence include Lawrence Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lawrence include Lawrence Journal-World
TV stations in Lawrence include KMCI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KANU.
Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrence political report.
Lawrence restaurants taking online reservations include Pachamama's, Teller's Restaurant, TEN at the Eldridge ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Lawrence workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lawrence between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Lawrence, KSPros: Balanced politically with a dash of liberal considering a major university...
Cons: Typical college town in the midwest in that it possesses too many rednecks with giant pickups that have no use except to raise the redneck upwards towards the sky in hopes god will think they're cool...
This is a good place to Attend university, retire, own a small business or raise children...
General info: By the by, the person commenting it's hard left is two things: one, a person that hasn't traveled and two, probably a relative of rush limbaugh...See all 2 reviews for Lawrence
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