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Lawrence
Lawrence
Kansas
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Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence was founded by the New England Emigrant Aid Company and was named for Amos Adams Lawrence who offered financial aid and support for the settlement. Lawrence was central to the Bleeding Kansas era and was the site of the Wakarusa War (1855) the Sack of Lawrence (1856), and the Lawrence Massacre (1863). Lawrence began as a center of Kansas politics. However, its economy soon diversified into many industries including agriculture, manufacturing, and ultimately education, beginning with the founding of the University of Kansas in 1866, and later Haskell Indian Nations University in 1884.

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Working is definitely not age friendly. Large numbers of university students affect the job market.
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Lawrence has activities geared for all ages. Some are family-friendly activities, others cover various age groups. Education is available for K-12 and beyond. The general livability is good for families.
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University towns tend to hire students first, then faculty spouses
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University towns tend to favor students for many job
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Everybody comes together in this town

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How did Kansas earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Kansas has a state sales tax of 6.50%. Of particular interest is that Kansas does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Kansas has an effective property tax rate of 1.40%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Kansas earned its state tax grade of D+.

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