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Lawrence, Kansas
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Welcome to Lawrence ...

The city of Lawrence is located in Douglas County and is the County Seat for Douglas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lawrence has a population of 97,286 people<1> (see below for details).

Lawrence was established in 1854.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Lawrence: Named for Amos A. Lawrence, an early settler in this area.

The community of Lawrence is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Lawrence lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Lawrence: (785)

The ZIP codes for Lawrence: 66044-66047, 66049<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lawrence had a population of 87,643 people (or 79.08% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes Lawrence the county's most populous community.

The population of Lawrence represents 3.07% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 87,643 people, the population of Lawrence increased 9.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 80,098 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lawrence had an population of 97,286 people. This is an increase of 11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.46% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lawrence.

Communities Also Named Lawrence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Lawrence: This one is located in Douglas County and the other is located in Butler County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 35 communities that are also named Lawrence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (4), North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lawrence.

Websites for Lawrence ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lawrence. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lawrence. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawrence. Our list includes 105 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lawrence:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lawrence ...

Looking for more information about Lawrence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lawrence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lawrence.

Communities near Lawrence ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

De Soto   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the East (E) of Lawrence

Located in Johnson County

Eudora   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) of Lawrence

Tonganoxie   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Lawrence

Located in Leavenworth County

Baldwin City   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Lawrence

Wellsville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lawrence

Located in Franklin County

Edgerton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Lawrence

Located in Johnson County

Oskaloosa   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Lawrence

Located in Jefferson County

Perry   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lawrence

Located in Jefferson County

McLouth   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Lawrence

Located in Jefferson County

Lecompton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Lawrence

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lawrence.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Kansas

About Douglas County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lawrence:

The official website for Douglas County:

The official website for State of Kansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lawrence.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawrence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lawrence). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lawrence or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lawrence includes: 66044, 66045, 66046 & 66047.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lawrence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lawrence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lawrence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawrence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9679, Longitude: -95.2603     [Map].

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