A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$176,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$852
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    237
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    82
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    548
    525
  • Theft
    3,287
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    192
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,406
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Lawrence Reviews

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Lawrence is an incredible town filled with tons to do! Mass Street is a huge hit, because it's filled with tons of different stores filled with clothes, sporting goods, memorabilia, pet supplies, toy stores, and much more! There's movie theaters, concert halls, plenty of recreational centers, shopping centers, and restaurants! It is a extremely diverse town filled with people from all walks of life. Kansas University and Haskell University are two local colleges with amazing professors and opportunities! Our college basketball team, the Kansas Jayhawks, are pretty awesome to watch!
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The city of Lawrence is a great town for all college students and citizens who like to rally. From the Kansas basketball games with the loudest student section possible, to the Chiefs and Royals games we all watch together, Lawrence is a great place to celebrate. Not only do we celebrate the sports teams here, but we also entertain liberal views in order to make everyone in this city feel welcome. If you are looking for a great place to live with lots of young college students to keep you alive, move to Lawrence!
I have lived in Lawrence, KS from birth till now (age 22), and my favorite part about the town is the feel of it. When I drive around other parts of Kansas, everything seems so flat and spread out and underdeveloped, yet Lawrence is a highly thriving, evolving, well-kept town that looks to keep its charm while keeping up with the times. Most known for it's historic downtown area, it is also the home to the KU Jayhawks which draws in a big college crowd, many of whom choose to settle and never leave. As a more conservative person, it is a bit of a challenge to feel appreciated or respected in a highly liberal town, but it's also just one of the quirks about Lawrence--being one of the only liberal towns in a conservative state. The housing market is pretty pricey, seeing as you're paying more to snag a piece of land than the actual house itself, but once you're here you will love it. I haven't left yet!