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Census numbers reveal more detailed picture of Lawrence

March 9, 2011

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There are a lot more empty houses and apartments in Lawrence than there used to be — but still a lot fewer than there are in many other Kansas towns.

Hispanics and Asians make up a bigger part of Lawrence than they used to, but blacks do not.

And children under age 18 aren’t quite as prominent in Lawrence as they were a decade ago.

That’s a glimpse of Lawrence as seen through the first round of data from the 2010 U.S. Census, which was released last week. The numbers — which included much-watched population totals — also provided basic information about race, age and housing totals. Even more detailed information will be released in coming months, but for now, here’s a look at what the Census says about Lawrence:

Nobody’s home

Lawrence’s housing vacancy rate:

• 2010: 6.8 percent or 2,532 units

• 2000: 4.2 percent or 1,373 units

Nobody’s really home

2010 vacancy rates for selected locations:

• Statewide average: 9.8 percent

• Kansas City, Kan.: 12.9 percent

• Topeka: 9.4 percent

• Wichita: 9.2 percent

• Lenexa: 7.4 percent

• Manhattan: 7.4 percent

• Overland Park: 6.3 percent

• Shawnee: 5.2 percent

• Olathe: 5.0 percent

Lawrence by race

• White 2010: 71,872 (82 percent); 2000: 67,122 (83.8 percent)

• Black 2010: 4,095 (4.7 percent); 2000: 4,078 (5.1 percent)

• American Indian: 2010: 2,700 (3.1 percent); 2000: 2,344 (2.9 percent)

• Asian: 2010: 3,941 (4.5 percent); 2000: 3,030 (3.8 percent)

Lawrence vs. the State

Lawrence’s 2010 race totals compared with the statewide average:

• White: Lawrence 82 percent; Kansas 83.8 percent

• Black: Lawrence 4.7 percent; Kansas 5.9 percent

• American Indian: Lawrence: 3.1 percent; Kansas 1.0 percent

• Asian: Lawrence: 4.5 percent; Kansas 2.4 percent

Hispanic growth

• Lawrence Hispanics 2010: 5,006 (5.7 percent); 2000: 2,921 (3.6 percent)

• Kansas Hispanics 2010: 300,042 (10.5 percent); 2000: 188,252 (7 percent)

The Young Bunch

• 2010 Lawrence residents under 18: 15,376 (17.5 percent)

• 2000 Lawrence residents under 18: 14,871 (18.5 percent)

• 2010 Kansas residents under 18: 726,939 (25.4 percent)

• 2000 Kansas residents under 18: 712,993 (26.5 percent)

Comments

BigPrune 3 years, 4 months ago

"And children under age 18 aren’t quite as prominent in Lawrence as they were a decade ago. " that didn't take rocket science to figure out, especially when the projections were there but ignored when the $56 Million school bond was being rammed down our throats.

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Bladerunner 3 years, 4 months ago

Saw the pic and thought it was a sheep dog walking upright in clothing lol.

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