Lawrence, Massachusetts Population 2022

79,776
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Lawrence is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Lawrence has a 2020 population of 79,776. Lawrence is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually but its population has increased by 4.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,551 in 2010.

The average household income in Lawrence is $59,685 with a poverty rate of 20.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,188 per month, and the median house value is $280,800. The median age in Lawrence is 32.3 years, 30.6 years for males, and 33.9 years for females.

Lawrence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lawrencewas:

  • White: 47.16%
  • Other race: 37.07%
  • Two or more races: 7.93%
  • Black or African American: 5.29%
  • Asian: 2.13%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lawrence, Massachusetts is 79,776 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 79,776.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,551.

Lawrence, Massachusetts Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,74247.16%
Black or African American4,2365.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native3250.41%
Asian1,7042.13%
Some Other Race29,66837.07%
Two or More Races6,3477.93%
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Lawrence Population by Race

Lawrence Population Pyramid 2022

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Lawrence Median Age

32.2


Total

30.7


Male

34.2


Female

Lawrence Adults

There are 58,567 adults, (8,176 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence.

Lawrence Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence Sex Ratio

Female

39,991

49.98%

Male

40,031

50.02%

Lawrence Population by Age

Lawrence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawrence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married46.2%53.8%
Male30.7%69.3%
All29.7%70.3%
Female22.8%77.2%
Non Family18.7%81.3%

29.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawrence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All26,5512.9729.7
Married8,4893.8646.2
Male2,4003.3130.7
Female7,3103.8122.8
Non Family8,3521.2318.7

3.6

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

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Lawrence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,11718.30%
9th to 12th Grade6,62213.29%
High School Graduate15,63631.39%
Some College9,68319.44%
Associates Degree2,5285.07%
Bachelors Degree4,2488.53%
Graduate Degree1,9833.98%
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Lawrence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian1,2751,037518
Black2,8302,174657
White9,2367,7492,092
Native American21211345
2+ Races3,9352,624671
Hispanic37,91724,1203,139
Other Race16,64010,1551,277

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.90%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.63%.

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,742$35,762$28,324
Less Than 9th Grade$24,879$29,568$18,715
High School Graduate$30,912$34,203$26,741
Some College$34,566$42,250$31,310
Bachelors Degree$41,613$45,654$34,325
Graduate Degree$61,612$61,706$61,495

$31,742

Average Earnings

$35,762

Average Male

$28,324

Average Female

Lawrence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence Language by Age

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Lawrence Language

20.14% of Lawrence residents speak only English, while 79.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 75.52% of the population.

Lawrence Language

Lawrence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native32512337.85%
Multiple6,2331,42622.88%
Hispanic64,44414,72822.85%
White10,6381,53814.46%
Black4,13454113.09%
Other7,024NaN%

20.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.05%

Male Poverty Rate

22.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Native, with 37.85% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.30%.

Lawrence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.58%
High School15.55%
Some College13.86%
Bachelors or Greater7.80%

Lawrence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.84%
Male Unemployed31.01%
Female Employed10.94%
Female Unemployed26.53%

Lawrence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,045$61,681
Families$50,038$67,888
Married Families$63,759-
Non Families$21,273$38,856
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Income by Household Type

Lawrence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lawrence Marital Status

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987

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War172
First Gulf War142
Vietnam320
Korea93
World War II92

Lawrence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34120
35 to 54111
55 to 64221
65 to 74264
75+271

Lawrence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8022.76%
Black401.27%
Native American114.62%
Asian90.60%
Other Race650.33%
2+ Races601.28%
Hispanic2350.52%

Lawrence Veterans by Race

Lawrence Veterans by Education

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15.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence Employment by Age

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Lawrence Employment by Race

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Lawrence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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41.68%

Born in Lawrence

59.22%

Native Born

40.78%

Foreign Born

21.08%

Non Citizen

19.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.22% of Lawrence residents were born in the United States, with 41.68% having been born in Massachusetts. 21.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lawrence Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18508,2820.00%
186017,6399,3577.85%
187028,92111,2825.07%
188039,15110,2303.07%
189044,6545,5031.32%
190062,55917,9053.43%
191085,89223,3333.22%
192094,2708,3780.94%
193085,068-9,202-1.02%
194084,323-745-0.09%
195080,536-3,787-0.46%
196070,933-9,603-1.26%
197066,915-4,018-0.58%
198063,175-3,740-0.57%
199070,2077,0321.06%
200072,0431,8360.26%
201076,5514,5080.61%
201177,2607090.93%
201277,9106500.84%
201378,3824720.61%
201479,1828001.02%
201579,6995170.65%
201679,8181190.15%
201780,0031850.23%
201880,1121090.14%
201980,028-84-0.10%
202079,944-84-0.10%
202179,860-84-0.11%
202279,776-84-0.11%

Lawrence Population by Year