Douglas County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Douglas County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 119,440 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 10.7% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 28.8 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 455.87 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 94.9% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 49.1% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 66,183 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.2% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 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
496
Berry Plastics
Injection molded plastic containers and lids mfg.
739
BertNash Community Mental Health Center Not-for-profit 179
BigHeart Pet Brands Pet food mfg. 160
City of Lawrence
Government
1,500
Community Living Opportunities
Not-for-profit providing residential & vocational services for adults with severe & profound developmental disabilities
263
Cottonwood Incorporated
Manufacturing
240
DCCCA
Not-for-profit alcohol and drug abuse counseling and information
295
Douglas County
Government
435
Eudora School District Education 232
General Dynamics Information services 1,100
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Corporate headquarters 85
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting card mfg.
525
Haskell Indian Nations University
Higher education
250
HP Pelzer Automotive carpets mfg. 160
ICL Performance Products LP Chemical mfg. 161
K-Mart Retail distribution center 320
Kinedyne
Cargo control mfg.
93
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Healthcare
1,375
Lawrence Paper Company
Packaging mfg.
209
Lawrence Public Schools
Education
1,700
PROSOCO Specialty cleaner mfg. 92
Schlumberger
Electric submersible pump cable, hi-temp magnet wire and hi-tech elastomer products mfg.
150
SurePoint Medical Healthcare 107
The Olivia Collection Hospitality 320
The World Company
Media
200
University of Kansas
Higher education
10,018
Westar Energy
Utility
170

Contact Information

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum