Lawrence, Indiana Population 2020

49,698

Lawrence is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 49,698, it is the 19th largest city in Indiana and the 795th largest city in the United States. Lawrence is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 8.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 46,001 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Lawrence has a population density of 2,460 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lawrence is $70,838 with a poverty rate of 16.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $874 per month, and the median house value is $141,300. The median age in Lawrence is 34.8 years, 33.5 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males.

Lawrence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lawrence was:

  • White: 63.82%
  • Black or African American: 28.01%
  • Two or more races: 3.93%
  • Other race: 2.60%
  • Asian: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Lawrence, Indiana is 49,698, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 49,046.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 46,001.

Lawrence, Indiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,89063.82%
Black or African American13,55628.01%
Two or More Races1,9043.93%
Some Other Race1,2572.60%
Asian6431.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native1370.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander180.04%

Lawrence Population Pyramid 2020

Lawrence Median Age

34.8


Total

33.5


Male

35.8


Female

Lawrence Adults

There are 35,411 adults, (5,380 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence.

Lawrence Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

17.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence Sex Ratio

Female

25,156

51.97%

Male

23,249

48.03%

Lawrence Households and Families

Lawrence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lawrence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All64%36%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female51.7%48.3%
Male51.3%48.7%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,1132.6664
Married7,6553.4378.8
Non Family7,0431.2253.8
Female2,6593.7851.7
Male7564.3751.3

3.45

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lawrence Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8365.79%
9th to 12th Grade2,3917.54%
High School Graduate8,01825.28%
Some College6,32419.94%
Associates Degree2,6308.29%
Bachelors Degree7,26822.92%
Graduate Degree3,24710.24%

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,06617,6887,438
Black8,0287,1192,209
Hispanic3,5041,707456
Other Race67947326
Multiple Races618549229
Asian518432230
Native American104104
Islander181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,259$41,257$34,814
Less Than High School$17,711$22,839$15,569
High School Grad$32,252$39,459$22,342
Some College$33,638$35,495$31,555
Bachelors Degree$52,330$58,655$44,552
Graduate Degree$63,893$65,746$62,676

$38,259

Average Earnings

$41,257

Average Male

$34,814

Average Female

Lawrence Language

Lawrence Language by Age

Lawrence Language

87.37% of Lawrence residents speak only English, while 12.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.99% of the population.

Lawrence Poverty

Lawrence Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,6693,02211.77%
Black13,4822,80720.82%
Hispanic6,3891,90729.85%
Other1,25552541.83%
Multiple1,85126614.37%
Asian63610115.88%

16.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

19.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Other, with 41.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is White, with 11.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.96%
High School13.83%
Some College11.41%
Bachelors or Greater2.92%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.81%
Male Unemployed31.13%
Female Employed7.82%
Male Employed5.68%

Lawrence Income

Lawrence Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,048$70,838
Families$68,002$81,438
Married Families$89,463-
Non Families$35,119$51,114

Lawrence Marital Status

Lawrence Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence Married by Age and Sex

Lawrence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lawrence Marital Status by Race

Lawrence Veterans

2,882

Number of Veterans

2,356

Male Veterans

526

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War882
First Gulf War785
Vietnam737
Korea167
World War II75
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64867
35 to 54841
65 to 74411
75+410
18 to 34353
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,8917.98%
Black8689.46%
Hispanic912.40%
2 or More757.76%
Other192.21%
Asian152.70%
Indian1413.46%

$Lawrence Veterans by Education

3.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence Employment Status

71.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.2%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.12%

Born in Indiana

91.85%

Native Born

8.15%

Foreign Born

5.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.85% of Lawrence residents were born in the United States, with 65.12% having been born in Indiana. 5.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202049,6983260.66%
201949,3723260.66%
201849,0463560.73%
201748,6903260.67%
201648,3642660.55%
201548,0982690.56%
201447,8293830.81%
201347,4465631.20%
201246,8834661.00%
201146,4173480.76%
201046,0697,1541.70%
200038,91512,1523.81%
199026,7631,1720.45%
198025,5919,2384.58%
197016,3536,2504.93%
196010,1039,00311.73%
19401,1000.00%