Lawrence County, Missouri Population 2021

Lawrence County, Missouri's estimated population is 38,537 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Missouri is the 31st largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 38,591 and has seen a growth of -0.14% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,537910.24%
202038,446910.24%
201938,355910.24%
201838,26480.02%
201738,256920.24%
201638,1641830.48%
201537,981780.21%
201437,903-201-0.53%
201338,104-278-0.72%
201238,382-120-0.31%
201138,502-89-0.23%
201038,5918,35527.63%
199030,2361,2634.36%
198028,9734,38817.85%
197024,5851,3255.70%
196023,260-160-0.68%
195023,420-1,217-4.94%
194024,6378633.63%
193023,774-437-1.80%
192024,211-2,372-8.92%
191026,583-5,079-16.04%
190031,6625,43420.72%
189026,2288,64549.17%
188017,5834,51634.56%
187013,0674,22147.72%
18608,8463,98782.05%
18504,8590.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.24% (91)
Founded
February 14, 1845
County Seat
2010 Population
38,591
Growth Since 2010
-0.14% (-54)
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Lawrence County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,22594.82%
Two or More Races7792.04%
Some Other Race6291.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native3130.82%
Black or African American1840.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander600.16%
Asian140.04%
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Lawrence County, Missouri Population by Race

Lawrence County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Lawrence County, Missouri Median Age

39.4


Total

38.5


Male

40


Female

Lawrence County, Missouri Adults

There are 28,513 adults, (6,818 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Missouri.

Lawrence County, Missouri Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

19,286

50.48%

Male

18,918

49.52%

Lawrence County, Missouri Population by Age

Lawrence County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawrence County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female45.6%54.4%
Male61.9%38.1%
Non Family65.1%34.9%
All71.8%28.2%
Married81.6%18.4%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lawrence County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,7872.5471.8
Married8,0233.1481.6
Non Family4,4591.1565.1
Female1,5783.1745.6
Male7273.161.9

3.05

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Lawrence County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1084.35%
9th to 12th Grade2,79410.97%
High School Graduate9,86838.74%
Some College5,84022.93%
Associates Degree1,7957.05%
Bachelors Degree2,77010.87%
Graduate Degree1,2985.10%
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Lawrence County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lawrence County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,55520,2853,822
Hispanic1,290728154
2+ Races40435153
Other Race2468830
Native American14313610
Black796929
Asian44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 36.71%.

Lawrence County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,652$37,687$23,839
Less Than 9th Grade$25,221$29,299$20,179
High School Graduate$26,581$32,750$19,797
Some College$30,825$46,593$23,286
Bachelors Degree$39,748$60,208$34,714
Graduate Degree$57,730$75,284$49,939

$30,652

Average Earnings

$37,687

Average Male

$23,839

Average Female

Lawrence County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, Missouri Language by Age

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Lawrence County, Missouri Language

92.26% of Lawrence County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 7.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.50% of the population.

Lawrence County, Missouri Language

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,3745,00515.00%
Hispanic2,8411,10438.86%
Other62934454.69%
Native30712540.72%
Multiple773739.44%
Black15495.84%

16.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.86%

Male Poverty Rate

18.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Missouri is Other, with 54.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Missouri is Black, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.95%.

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.49%
High School15.28%
Some College9.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.90%
Male Unemployed19.69%
Female Employed8.01%
Male Employed5.56%

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,742$58,968
Families$53,142$67,854
Married Families$63,219-
Non Families$25,654$32,986
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Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Lawrence County, Missouri 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 45-54.

Lawrence County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Lawrence County, Missouri Marital Status

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2,901

Number of Veterans

2,677

Male Veterans

224

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,059
Second Gulf War538
First Gulf War459
Korea288
World War II192

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+942
65 to 74632
35 to 54599
55 to 64495
18 to 34233

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,86310.46%
Hispanic573.52%
2+ Races295.94%
Native American62.41%
Other Race30.90%

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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6.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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61.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Lawrence County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Lawrence County, Missouri 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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65.02%

Born in Lawrence County, Missouri

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

0.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Lawrence County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 65.02% having been born in Missouri. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lawrence County, Missouri Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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