Lawson, Missouri Population 2022

2,444
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Lawson is a city located in Ray County Missouri. Lawson has a 2020 population of 2,444. Lawson is currently growing at a rate of 0.41% annually but its population has decreased by -1.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,480 in 2010.

The average household income in Lawson is $70,764 with a poverty rate of 6.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $736 per month, and the median house value is $119,900. The median age in Lawson is 39.7 years, 38.2 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.

Lawson Demographics

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

  • White: 93.85%
  • Two or more races: 4.85%
  • Black or African American: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lawson, Missouri is 2,444 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,444.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,480.

Lawson, Missouri Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,01393.85%
Two or More Races1044.85%
Black or African American281.31%
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Lawson Population by Race

Lawson Population Pyramid $2022

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Lawson Median Age

39.7


Total

38.2


Male

42.1


Female

Lawson Adults

There are 1,559 adults, (353 of whom are seniors) in Lawson.

Lawson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawson Sex Ratio

Female

1,104

51.47%

Male

1,041

48.53%

Lawson Population by Age

Lawson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female62%38%
Male73.9%26.1%
All76.2%23.8%
Married88.8%11.2%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8112.6176.2
Married4923.1888.8
Non Family2251.2253.3
Female713.1762
Male232.373.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Lawson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade352.50%
9th to 12th Grade1057.50%
High School Graduate66747.64%
Some College28620.43%
Associates Degree634.50%
Bachelors Degree16611.86%
Graduate Degree785.57%
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Lawson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,3511,215238
2+ Races3026
Hispanic1713
Black12126

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 50.00%.

Lawson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,022$52,132$28,000
Less Than 9th Grade$$53,929$15,000
High School Graduate$40,603$49,375$23,500
Some College$39,063$49,250$30,871
Bachelors Degree$47,045$80,313$27,750
Graduate Degree$53,125$51,500$62,000

$42,022

Average Earnings

$52,132

Average Male

$28,000

Average Female

Lawson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawson Language by Age

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Lawson Language

97.66% of Lawson residents speak only English, while 2.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Lawson Language

Lawson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,9751085.47%
Multiple961414.58%
Hispanic46613.04%
Black22627.27%
OtherNaN%

6.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.06%

Male Poverty Rate

8.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawson is Black, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.26%.

Lawson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.42%
High School6.20%
Some College3.32%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Lawson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed3.60%
Male Employed0.97%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Lawson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,698$70,764
Families$69,375$81,844
Married Families$71,250-
Non Families$32,014$37,814
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Income by Household Type

Lawson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawson Married by Age and Sex

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Lawson 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 35-44.

Lawson Marital Status by Race

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Lawson Marital Status

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152

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam43
First Gulf War34
Korea20
World War II15
Second Gulf War13

Lawson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+53
55 to 6443
35 to 5429
65 to 7422
18 to 345

Lawson Veterans by Age

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Lawson Veterans by Race

Lawson Veterans by Education

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4.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawson Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

1%

Unemployment Rate

Lawson Employment by Age

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Lawson Employment by Race

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Lawson 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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76.18%

Born in Lawson

98.65%

Native Born

1.35%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.65% of Lawson residents were born in the United States, with 76.18% having been born in Missouri. 0.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lawson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20222,444100.41%
20212,434100.41%
20202,424100.41%
20192,414100.42%
20182,40490.38%
20172,39520.08%
20162,393-5-0.21%
20152,398-19-0.79%
20142,417-14-0.58%
20132,431-4-0.16%
20122,435-27-1.10%
20112,462-18-0.73%
20102,4800.00%

Lawson Population by Year