Lawrence, Massachusetts Population 2024

87,937

Lawrence is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Lawrence has a 2024 population of 87,937. Lawrence is currently declining at a rate of -0.27% annually and its population has decreased by -1.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 88,877 in 2020.

The average household income in Lawrence is $73,856 with a poverty rate of 19.42%. The median age in Lawrence is 31.5 years: 30.3 years for males, and 33.2 years for females.

Lawrence Demographics

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

  • Other race: 51.32%
  • White: 26.07%
  • Two or more races: 15.08%
  • Black or African American: 5.15%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
12,689.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.06% (-940)
The current population of Lawrence, Massachusetts is 87,937 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 88,877.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Other race45,19251.32%
White22,95626.07%
Two or more races13,27715.08%
Black or African American4,5355.15%
Asian1,8522.1%
Native American2550.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Other race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawrence Population by Race

Lawrence Population Pyramid 2024

Lawrence Median Age

31.5

Total

30.3

Male

33.2

Female

Lawrence Adults

There are 64,171 adults, (8,428 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence.

Lawrence Age Dependency

58

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence Sex Ratio

Female44,34250.35%
Male43,72549.65%

Lawrence Population by Age

Lawrence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All30,3302.8729.970.1
Non Family9,4891.2420.679.4
Married9,0983.7348.951.1
Female8,2533.7117.282.8
Male3,4903.0935.464.6

3.43

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

29.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawrence Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6,63712.32%
Associates Degree2,8485.29%
Bachelors Degree5,75710.68%
Graduate Degree2,3104.29%
High School Graduate18,08933.57%
Less Than 9th Grade8,60415.97%
Some College9,63617.88%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic41,11127,6844,346
Other Race25,44516,6222,328
White9,7178,4222,540
2+ Races7,6175,3711,259
Black2,8522,188739
Asian1,2461,018587
Native American17110527

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.11%.

Lawrence Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$43,595$50,842$38,149
Graduate Degree$69,278$78,728$65,579
High School Graduate$35,370$40,233$32,548
Less Than 9th Grade$28,361$32,520$22,136
Overall$37,112$41,390$33,303
Some College$40,722$51,083$36,279

$37,112

Average Earnings

$41,390

Average Male

$33,303

Average Female

Lawrence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawrence Language

22.05% of Lawrence residents speak only English, while 77.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.85% of the population.

Lawrence Language

Lawrence Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic71,73715,31821.35%
Other44,98410,48523.31%
Multiple13,1062,10916.09%
White10,9791,13910.37%
Black4,4464009%
Native2535923.32%

19.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.09%

Male Poverty Rate

20.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Native, with 23.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence is Black, with 9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.3%.

Lawrence Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.74%
High School14.24%
Some College13.66%
Bachelors or Greater7.79%

Lawrence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.72%
Male Unemployed18.86%
Female Employed8.74%
Male Employed7.3%

Lawrence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$58,898$79,259
Households$53,977$73,856
Married Families$79,192$101,988
Non Families$28,236$49,240

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawrence Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

30.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawrence Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

993

Number of Veterans

737

Male Veterans

256

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War352
Vietnam200
First Gulf War149
World War II67
Korea64

Lawrence Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64250
18 to 34236
75+207
65 to 74155
35 to 54145

Lawrence Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5973.17%
Hispanic3750.75%
2+ Races1852.01%
Other Race1110.36%
Black752.29%
Native American168.56%
Asian90.56%

Lawrence Veterans by Race

Lawrence Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

21.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69%

Labor Force Participation

61.8%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

40.14%

Born in Lawrence

56.97%

Native Born

43.03%

Foreign Born

23.47%

Non Citizen

19.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

56.97% of Lawrence residents were born in the United States, with 40.14% having been born in Massachusetts. 23.47% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202986,762-235-0.27%
202886,997-235-0.27%
202787,232-235-0.27%
202687,467-235-0.27%
202587,702-235-0.27%
202487,937-235-0.27%
202388,1722260.26%
202287,946-495-0.56%
202188,441-436-0.49%
202088,8778,81011%
201980,067-84-0.1%
201880,1511070.13%
201780,0442020.25%
201679,8421200.15%
201579,7225250.66%
201479,1978021.02%
201378,3954760.61%
201277,9196540.85%
201177,2657130.93%
201076,55200%
200072,0431,8362.62%
199070,2077,03211.13%
198063,175-3,740-5.59%
197066,915-4,018-5.66%
196070,933-9,603-11.92%
195080,536-3,787-4.49%
194084,323-745-0.88%
193085,068-9,202-9.76%
192094,2708,3789.75%
191085,89223,33337.3%
190062,55917,90540.1%
189044,6545,50314.06%
188039,15110,23035.37%
187028,92111,28263.96%
186017,6399,357112.98%
18508,282-78,480-90.45%
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Lawrence Population by Year