Douglas County is located in northeast Kansas. The County Seat is Lawrence and the largest city is Lawrence. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.douglascountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 116,585 and the 2010 census population was 110,826. The land area is 455.87 square miles and there are 243.1 persons per square mile.
84.8% of the population is White, 4.5% is Black or African American, 5.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.2% is Asian, 2.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.6% is two or more races. 95.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 49.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $180,300, there are 43,398 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,342, the median household income is $49,508, and 19% of the persons in Douglas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 10,251. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,202,225, and sales per capita were $10,601. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.2%.
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