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How Lawrence stacks up in the state

December 14, 2008

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Here’s a look at other data from the recent U.S. Census Bureau study of midsize communities:

POPULATION 25 AND OLDER WITH BACHELOR’S DEGREE OR HIGHER

Lawrence: 49.7 percent
Manhattan: 45.2 percent
Shawnee: 42.6 percent
Topeka: 27.0 percent
Wichita: 26.4 percent
State Avg.: 28.3 percent

FOREIGN-BORN POP.

Lawrence: 8.3 percent
Manhattan: 6.0 percent
Shawnee: 6.4 percent
Topeka: 4.9 percent
Wichita: 9.1 percent
State Avg.: 6.0 percent

PEOPLE WHO SPEAK ONLY ENGLISH AT HOME

Lawrence: 89.9 percent
Manhattan: 90.9 percent
Shawnee: N/A
Topeka: 90.4 percent
Wichita: 85.6 percent
State Avg.: 90.1 percent

PEOPLE WHO CARPOOL TO WORK

Lawrence: 9.2 percent
Manhattan: 7.4 percent
Shawnee: 6.0 percent
Topeka: 10.7 percent
Wichita: 9.7 percent
State Avg.: 9.4 percent

PEOPLE WHO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSIT TO WORK

Lawrence: 2.0 percent
Manhattan: 0.0 percent
Shawnee: 0.1 percent
Topeka: 1.5 percent
Wichita: 0.8 percent
State Avg.: 0.5 percent

MEAN TRAVEL TIME TO WORK

Lawrence: 18.8 minutes
Manhattan: 13.9 minutes
Shawnee: 21.2 minutes
Topeka: 17.0 minutes
Wichita: 17.0 minutes
State Avg.: 18.5 minutes

WORKERS EMPLOYED IN MANUFACTURING

Lawrence: 7.9 percent
Manhattan: 5.7 percent
Shawnee: 8.5 percent
Topeka: 7.8 percent
Wichita: 21.0 percent
State Avg.: 13.9 percent

WORKERS EMPLOYED IN RETAIL TRADE

Lawrence: 12.8 percent
Manhattan: 12.0 percent
Shawnee: 11.0 percent
Topeka: 11.3 percent
Wichita: 10.1 percent
State Avg.: 11.1 percent

HOUSEHOLDS RECEIVING FOOD STAMPS IN PAST 12 MONTHS

Lawrence: 3.8 percent
Manhattan: 4.4 percent
Shawnee: 2.4 percent
Topeka: 9.6 percent
Wichita: 9.9 percent
State Avg.: 6.3 percent

MEDIAN EARNINGS FOR FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND MALE WORKERS

Lawrence: $39,959
Manhattan: $36,293
Shawnee: $54,259
Topeka: $39,714
Wichita: $42,321
State Avg.: $41,559

MEDIAN EARNINGS FOR FULL-TIME, YEAR-ROUND FEMALE WORKERS

Lawrence: $32,946
Manhattan: $28,922
Shawnee: $42,324
Topeka: $29,262
Wichita: $32,946
State Avg.: $31,215

FAMILIES BELOW POVERTY LEVEL IN PAST 12 MONTHS

Lawrence: 10 percent
Manhattan: 8.6 percent
Shawnee: 3.3 percent
Topeka: 10.0 percent
Wichita: 11.5 percent
State Avg.: 8.3 percent

VACANCY RATE FOR NONRENTAL PROPERTY

Lawrence: 1.7 percent
Manhattan: 2.7 percent
Shawnee: 1.5 percent
Topeka: 2.3 percent
Wichita: 2.6 percent
State Avg.: 2.0 percent

VACANCY RATE FOR RENTAL PROPERTY

Lawrence: 7.6 percent
Manhattan: 3.4 percent
Shawnee: 8.3 percent
Topeka: 6.8 percent
Wichita: 10.7 percent
State Avg.: 8.5 percent

HOMES BUILT 2005 OR AFTER

Lawrence: 2.3 percent
Manhattan: 2.2 percent
Shawnee: 3.4 percent
Topeka: 1.2 percent
Wichita: 1.4 percent
State Avg.: 1.4 percent

HOMES BUILT 1939 OR BEFORE

Lawrence: 9.8 percent
Manhattan: 11.3 percent
Shawnee: 2.6 percent
Topeka: 17.9 percent
Wichita: 12.6 percent
State Avg.: 19.4 percent

MEDIAN HOUSING VALUES OF ALL OWNER-OCCUPIED HOMES

Lawrence: $164,700
Manhattan: $150,400
Shawnee: $190,800
Topeka: $88,500
Wichita: $103,400
State Avg.: $114,400

MEDIAN MORTGAGE PAYMENTS FOR OWNER-OCCUPIED HOMES

Lawrence: $1,323/month
Manhattan: $1,236/month
Shawnee: $1,569/month
Topeka: $947/month
Wichita: $1,078/month
State Avg.: $1,157/month

HOMEOWNERS WHO SPEND OVER 35 % OF INCOME ON HOUSING

Lawrence: 18.6 percent
Manhattan: 10.7 percent
Shawnee: 14.4 percent
Topeka: 12.4 percent
Wichita: 12.5 percent
State Avg.: 11.7 percent

WHITE POPULATION

Lawrence: 86.1 percent
Manhattan: 89.6 percent
Shawnee: 88.3 percent
Topeka: 78.6 percent
Wichita: 76.2 percent
State Avg.: 87.5 percent

HISPANIC OR LATINO POPULATION

Lawrence: 4.2 percent
Manhattan: 4.4 percent
Shawnee: 6.2 percent
Topeka: 11.0 percent
Wichita: 11.9 percent
State Avg.: 8.5 percent

HOMES WITH NO VEHICLES AVAILABLE

Lawrence: 6.3 percent
Manhattan: 4.8 percent
Shawnee: 2.1 percent
Topeka: 8 percent
Wichita: 7.1 percent
State average: 5 percent

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