Lawrence, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Lawrence Douglas County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2016 95,358 119,440 2,104,509
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 11.4% 10.7% 4.4%
Median Age, 2015 27 28.8 35.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 33.56 455.87 7,950
High School Grads, 2015 95.2% 94.9% 91.2%
College Grads, 2015 52.9% 49.1% 35.8%
Labor Force, 2016 52,951 66,183 1,126,141
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.2% 3.2% 3.8%
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.
750
Baker University  Higher education   500
Berry Plastics
Injection molded
plastic containers and
lids mfg.
750
Big Heart Pet Brands Pet food mfg. 160
Boston Financial Data Services Financial Services   405
City of Lawrence
Government
800
Community Living Opportunities
Not-for-profit providing residential & vocational services for adults with severe & profound developmental disabilities
222
Cottonwood Incorporated
Manufacturing
225
DCCCA
Not-for-profit alcohol and drug abuse counseling and information
295
Dillons Grocery store   465
Douglas County
Government
384
Eudora School District Education   232
General Dynamics Information services 1,100
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Corporate headquarters 85
Grandstand Glassware and apparel   210
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting card mfg.
772
Haskell Indian Nations University
Higher education
250
HP Pelzer Automotive mfg.   160
ICL Performance Products LP
Chemical mfg.
150
K-Mart Distribution Center
Retail distribution center
200
Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Healthcare
1,403
Lawrence Paper Company
Packaging mfg.
209
Lawrence Public Schools
Education
1,823
MV Transportation  Passenger 
transportation
contractor 
 188
P1 Group, INC Electrical, mechanical,
and service
contractors 
 242
PROSOCO
Specialty cleaner mfg.
95
Schlumberger
Electric submersible pump cable, hi-temp magnet wire and hi-tech elastomer products mfg.
150
SurePoint Medical Healthcare 107
The Olivia Collection Hospitality 212
The University of Kansas
Higher education
9,994
The World Company  Media  200
The World Company Media   200
USA 800  Telemarketing services  250
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