Lawson, Missouri Population 2023

2,562

Lawson is a city located in Ray County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 2,562, it is the 223rd largest city in Missouri and the 9631st largest city in the United States.Lawson is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 0.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,541 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Lawson has a population density of 1,007 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lawson is $70,764 with a poverty rate of 5.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Lawson is 34 years, 34.7 years for males, and 33 years for females.

Lawson Demographics

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

  • White: 93.11%
  • Two or more races: 5.98%
  • Other race: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Lawson, Missouri is 2,562 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,541.

Lawson, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawson Population by Race

Lawson Population Pyramid 2023

Lawson Median Age

34

Total

34.7

Male

33

Female

Lawson Adults

There are 1,694 adults, (322 of whom are seniors) in Lawson.

Lawson Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawson Sex Ratio

Female1,28452.99%
Male1,13947.01%

Lawson Population by Age

Lawson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.18

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawson Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lawson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 71.6%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.24%.

Lawson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$39,427

Average Earnings

$54,176

Average Male

$30,038

Average Female

Lawson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawson Language

97.77% of Lawson residents speak only English, while 2.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Lawson Language

Lawson Poverty by Race

rate

5.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.48%

Male Poverty Rate

6.1%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawson is Black, with 40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawson is White, with 4.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.45%.

Lawson Poverty

Lawson Poverty Rate by Education

Lawson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

172

Number of Veterans

161

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

Lawson Veterans by War

Lawson Veterans by Age

count

Lawson Veterans by Race

Lawson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

1.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lawson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawson 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

74.62%

Born in Lawson

94.1%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.1% of Lawson residents were born in the United States, with 74.62% having been born in Missouri. 0.28% 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Lawson Population by Year