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  3. Housing
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  12. Commute
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Lawrence is a town in Kansas with a population of 96,369. Lawrence is in Douglas County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Lawrence offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lawrence there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lawrence and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lawrence are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$195,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$924
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
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Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    236.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    No data available  
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    82.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    547.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,286.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    27%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  12%

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