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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.


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Median household income
Local
$34,669
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lawrence demographic reports
Lawrence is on the Kansas River.
Settled by abolitionists. Site of repeated conflicts between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces. The city was sacked by Confederate raiders in 1863.
Public transportation: Lawrence Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 365. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 4.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "Kansas"
· 1955 movie, "Picnic"
Setting for 1983 TV movie, "The Day After"
Well-known residents have included:
· Hugh Beaumont, actor
· J. Langston Hughes, poet
· James A. Naismith, inventor of basketball
· William Burroughs, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Java Dave's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Douglas County Fair - July 29-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Eagle Day - Jan. 21, 2007
  • Mexican Fiesta - June 22-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lawrence web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Clinton State Park
Historic routes: Oregon Trail, Santa Fe Trail
Historic sites and museums: Watkins Community Museum of History, Natural History Museum, Spencer Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: University of Kansas, Haskell Indian Nations University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 118

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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 66046 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawrence was $19,378, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

48% of Lawrence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Lawrence include Old West Lawrence Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lawrence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $465.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $975.


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Libraries

Libraries in Lawrence include Lawrence Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Lawrence include Lawrence Journal-World

TV stations in Lawrence include KMCI.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KANU.

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Politics

Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrence political report.

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Restaurants

Lawrence restaurants taking online reservations include Pachamama's, Teller's Restaurant, TEN at the Eldridge ... View restaurants

Traffic

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.

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Lawrence, KS

Pros: 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...

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other KS communities named Lawrence:
  �Cloud County township
  �Osborne County township

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