Lawson Heights, Pennsylvania Population 2024

2,486

Lawson Heights is a city located in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania. Lawson Heights has a 2024 population of 2,486. Lawson Heights is currently growing at a rate of 0.2% annually and its population has increased by 0.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,468 in 2020.

The average household income in Lawson Heights is $82,915 with a poverty rate of 6.64%. The median age in Lawson Heights is 50.6 years: 43.3 years for males, and 57.2 years for females.

Lawson Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 97.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.37%
  • Asian: 1.21%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,625.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.73% (18)
The current population of Lawson Heights, Pennsylvania is 2,486 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,468.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,41397.42%
Two or more races341.37%
Asian301.21%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Lawson Heights Population by Race

Lawson Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Lawson Heights Median Age

50.6

Total

43.3

Male

57.2

Female

Lawson Heights Adults

There are 2,144 adults, (578 of whom are seniors) in Lawson Heights.

Lawson Heights Age Dependency

58.2

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawson Heights Sex Ratio

Female1,15146.47%
Male1,32653.53%

Lawson Heights Population by Age

Lawson Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1562.1273.126.9
Non Family4801.1474.425.6
Married4772.7785.114.9
Male1673.129.970.1
Female322.221000

2.77

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawson Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade00%
Associates Degree18110.25%
Bachelors Degree32618.47%
Graduate Degree1689.52%
High School Graduate75842.95%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College33218.81%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lawson Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawson Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,7241,724464
Asian303030
2+ Races11110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Lawson Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,574$61,813$29,359
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$52,245$51,505$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$50,558$53,785$36,037
Some College$39,875$52,422$36,652

$50,558

Average Earnings

$53,785

Average Male

$36,037

Average Female

Lawson Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawson Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawson Heights Language

95.94% of Lawson Heights residents speak only English, while 4.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.77% of the population.

Lawson Heights Language

Lawson Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,3901405.86%
Multiple342367.65%
Hispanic1111100%

6.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.45%

Male Poverty Rate

6.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawson Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawson Heights is Hispanic, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawson Heights is White, with 5.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.06%.

Lawson Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School10.42%
Some College7.41%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Lawson Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed14.63%
Male Employed7.63%
Female Employed2.04%
Female Unemployed0%

Lawson Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawson Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$96,786$107,638
Households$63,462$82,915
Married Families$104,911$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,042$45,465

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawson Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawson Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawson Heights 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 35-44.

Lawson Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawson Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

123

Number of Veterans

123

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War36
First Gulf War36
Korea16
Vietnam13
World War II0

Lawson Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+60
55 to 6433
35 to 5417
65 to 7413
18 to 340

Lawson Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1235.88%

Lawson Heights Veterans by Race

Lawson Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawson Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.5%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Lawson Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawson Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawson Heights 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

78.6%

Born in Lawson Heights

98.79%

Native Born

1.21%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.79% of Lawson Heights residents were born in the United States, with 78.6% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lawson Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,48650.2%
20232,48140.16%
20222,477632.61%
20212,414-54-2.19%
20202,468-96-3.74%
20192,56431914.21%
20182,245210.94%
20172,224-99-4.26%
20162,3231315.98%
20152,19221210.71%
20141,980-232-10.49%
20132,212-151-6.39%
20122,3631416.35%
20112,222281.28%
20102,19400%

Lawson Heights Population by Year