Lawrence, Massachusetts Population 2020

80,760

Lawrence is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 80,760, it is the 13th largest city in Massachusetts and the 439th largest city in the United States. Lawrence is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 5.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 76,377 in 2010. Lawrence reached it's highest population of 94,270 in 1920. Spanning over 7 miles, Lawrence has a population density of 11,653 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lawrence is $54,946 with a poverty rate of 23.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,111 per month, and the median house value is $255,800. The median age in Lawrence is 31.5 years, 30.2 years for males, and 33.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Lawrence Demographics

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

  • White: 51.81%
  • Other race: 37.67%
  • Black or African American: 4.84%
  • Two or more races: 2.90%
  • Asian: 2.40%
  • Native American: 0.37%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Lawrence, Massachusetts is 80,760, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 80,376.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 76,377.

Lawrence, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,36651.81%
Some Other Race30,07437.67%
Black or African American3,8674.84%
Two or More Races2,3192.90%
Asian1,9192.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native2960.37%

Lawrence Population Pyramid 2020

Lawrence Median Age

31.5


Total

30.2


Male

33.1


Female

Lawrence Adults

There are 58,157 adults, (7,726 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence.

Lawrence Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence Sex Ratio

Female

40,459

50.67%

Male

39,382

49.33%

Lawrence Households and Families

Lawrence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lawrence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married43.7%56.3%
Male35%65%
All28.7%71.3%
Non Family19.8%80.2%
Female19.4%80.6%

28.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,6353.0728.7
Married8,3203.9443.7
Female7,6613.7219.4
Non Family7,5751.319.8
Male2,0793.6135

3.64

Average Family Size

3.07

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lawrence Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,49819.48%
9th to 12th Grade6,68513.71%
High School Graduate15,49731.78%
Some College9,38519.24%
Associates Degree2,6015.33%
Bachelors Degree3,5517.28%
Graduate Degree1,5513.18%

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic36,80722,5742,467
Other Race17,07310,3091,061
White9,2627,8062,005
Black2,4792,021374
Multiple Races1,331626140
Asian1,307919409
Native American16710334

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 84.28%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,926$32,632$26,533
Less Than High School$23,018$26,477$18,703
High School Grad$29,695$34,627$22,989
Some College$31,134$32,354$30,091
Bachelors Degree$42,598$52,344$38,514
Graduate Degree$62,076$73,167$59,321

$29,926

Average Earnings

$32,632

Average Male

$26,533

Average Female

Lawrence Language

Lawrence Language by Age

Lawrence Language

21.25% of Lawrence residents speak only English, while 78.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 74.15% of the population.

Lawrence Poverty

Lawrence Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic63,66716,45525.85%
Other29,9628,18427.31%
White10,9081,74115.96%
Black3,79669418.28%
Asian1,91924412.71%
Multiple2,2322149.59%
Native29611940.20%

23.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.60%

Male Poverty Rate

25.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Native, with 40.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Multiple, with 9.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.97%
High School18.08%
Some College13.41%
Bachelors or Greater12.84%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.40%
Male Unemployed30.08%
Female Employed12.69%
Male Employed8.90%

Lawrence Income

Lawrence Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,583$54,946
Families$45,160$58,656
Married Families$60,889-
Non Families$24,010$37,218

Lawrence Marital Status

Lawrence Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence Married by Age and Sex

Lawrence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lawrence Marital Status by Race

Lawrence Veterans

1,019

Number of Veterans

942

Male Veterans

77

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam401
Second Gulf War133
First Gulf War112
Korea106
World War II60
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74278
75+267
55 to 64237
35 to 54140
18 to 3497
Name Veterans % of Total
White8622.76%
Hispanic2630.59%
Other730.35%
Black582.01%
2 or More261.59%

$Lawrence Veterans by Education

17.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

9.6%

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

40.80%

Born in Massachusetts

60.49%

Native Born

39.51%

Foreign Born

20.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

60.49% of Lawrence residents were born in the United States, with 40.80% having been born in Massachusetts. 20.81% 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
202080,7601920.24%
201980,5681920.24%
201880,3763140.39%
201780,0621920.24%
201679,8701380.17%
201579,7325240.66%
201479,2088071.03%
201378,4014790.61%
201277,9226590.85%
201177,2637050.92%
201076,5584,5150.61%
200072,0431,8360.26%
199070,2077,0321.06%
198063,175-3,740-0.57%
197066,915-4,018-0.58%
196070,933-9,603-1.26%
195080,536-3,787-0.46%
194084,323-745-0.09%
193085,068-9,202-1.02%
192094,2708,3780.94%
191085,89223,3333.22%
190062,55917,9053.43%
189044,6545,5031.32%
188039,15110,2303.07%
187028,92111,2825.07%
186017,6399,3577.85%
18508,2820.00%