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Just minutes away from metro amenities, Douglas County retains a rural ambiance. This is no small feat since the county is one of the fastest-growing in the region. It's current population is up 22 percent since 1990. Lawrence is the Largest City, encompassing the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Estimated Total Population    99,962
18 and over    79,561
Median age    26.6
Increase from 1990    22.00%
Largest City    Lawrence
Estimated population of city    80,098
Total Housing Units    40,250
Median value    $117,800
Total Households    38,486
Family households    21,159
Average household    size 2.37
Average family size    2.97
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 53,257
High-school graduate    11,859
Some college, no degree    12,029
Associate's degree    2,568
Bachelor's degree    13,007
Graduate or professional degree    9,725
Percent graduated high school    92.40%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    42.70%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    81,876
In labor force    58,044
Commuting to work    54,496
TOP EMPLOYERS   
K-Mart Distribution Center, Hallmark Cards, NCS Pearson, Amarr Garage Doors, Sprint PCS
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    22,301
Service    9,177
Sales and office    13,810
Construction, extraction, maintenance    4,233
Production, transportation    5,563
Median Household Income   $37,547
Median Family Income   $53,991
Land Area (square miles)   457
Persons per square mile)   218.70
County Seat    Lawrence
County Government Info   
County Commissioner—Bob Johnson
rcjphj@aol.com
1100 Massacusetts
Lawrence, KS 66044
Tel: 785.841.7700
Fax: 785.832.5148
www.douglas-county.com
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing

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