Lawrence County, Arkansas Population 2024

15,983

Lawrence County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 15,983 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Arkansas is the 48th largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 17,518 and has seen a growth of -8.76% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,428-111-0.71%
202815,539-111-0.71%
202715,650-111-0.7%
202615,761-111-0.7%
202515,872-111-0.69%
202415,983-111-0.69%
202316,094-111-0.68%
202216,205-111-0.68%
202116,3161040.64%
202016,212-228-1.39%
201916,440-12-0.07%
201816,452-136-0.82%
201716,588-74-0.44%
201616,662-43-0.26%
201516,705-265-1.56%
201416,970-81-0.48%
201317,051110.06%
201217,040-241-1.39%
201117,281-237-1.35%
201017,518
199017,457-990-5.37%
198018,4472,12713.03%
197016,320-947-5.48%
196017,267-4,036-18.95%
195021,303-1,348-5.95%
194022,6519884.56%
193021,663-435-1.97%
192022,0982,09710.48%
191020,0013,51021.28%
190016,4913,50727.01%
189012,9844,20247.85%
18808,7822,80146.83%
18705,981-3,391-36.18%
18609,3724,09877.7%
18505,2742,43986.03%
18402,835291.03%
18302,806-2,796-49.91%
18205,602-9,826-63.69%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.69% (-111)
County Website
Lawrence County
County Seat
2010 Population
17,518
Area
588 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.76% (-1,535)
Founded
January 15, 1815

Lawrence County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,20593.52%
Two or more races7344.51%
Black or African American2271.4%
Other race420.26%
Native American310.19%
Asian100.06%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.06%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawrence County, Arkansas Population by Race

Lawrence County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Lawrence County, Arkansas Median Age

39.8

Total

37.3

Male

42.4

Female

Lawrence County, Arkansas Adults

There are 12,608 adults, (3,062 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Lawrence County, Arkansas Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female8,12849.99%
Male8,13050.01%

Lawrence County, Arkansas Population by Age

Lawrence County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,3592.4767.232.8
Married3,1013.0478.821.2
Non Family2,1181.1958.841.2
Female8383.2644.655.4
Male3023.3469.930.1
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawrence County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Lawrence County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawrence County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 40.16%.

Lawrence County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,155

Average Earnings

$44,431

Average Male

$26,446

Average Female

Lawrence County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawrence County, Arkansas Language

98.07% of Lawrence County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 1.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.24% of the population.

Lawrence County, Arkansas Language

Lawrence County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,6702,59717.7%
Multiple69612517.96%
Black1485637.84%
Hispanic2543413.39%
Native23834.78%
Other36411.11%
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17.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.34%

Male Poverty Rate

21.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Arkansas is Black, with 37.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Arkansas is Other, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.27%.

Lawrence County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.84%
High School16.3%
Some College12.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%
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Lawrence County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.17%
Female Employed10.86%
Male Employed8.14%
Male Unemployed5.94%
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Lawrence County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawrence County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lawrence County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawrence County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

827

Number of Veterans

781

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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Lawrence County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Lawrence County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Lawrence County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, Arkansas 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

72.76%

Born in Lawrence County, Arkansas

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.99%

Non Citizen

0.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Lawrence County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 72.76% having been born in Arkansas. 0.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Lawrence County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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