Lawrence County, Missouri Population 2024

39,055

Lawrence County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 39,055 with a growth rate of 0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lawrence County, Missouri is the 30th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 38,590 and has seen a growth of 1.2% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202939,9701830.46%
202839,7871830.46%
202739,6041830.46%
202639,4211830.47%
202539,2381830.47%
202439,0551830.47%
202338,8721830.47%
202238,6894211.1%
202138,2682680.71%
202038,000-288-0.75%
201938,288170.04%
201838,27100%
201738,271700.18%
201638,2012020.53%
201537,999820.22%
201437,917-192-0.5%
201338,109-275-0.72%
201238,384-118-0.31%
201138,502-88-0.23%
201038,59000%
199030,2361,2634.36%
198028,9734,38817.85%
197024,5851,3255.7%
196023,260-160-0.68%
195023,420-1,217-4.94%
194024,6378633.63%
193023,774-437-1.8%
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%
18504,859-35,111-87.84%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.47% (183)
County Seat
2020 Population
38,000
Area
612 mi²
Density
64 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
2.78% (1,055)
Founded
February 14, 1845

Lawrence County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,65890.65%
Two or more races2,3716.2%
Other race7351.92%
Asian1780.47%
Native American1570.41%
Black or African American960.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander360.09%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Lawrence County, Missouri Population by Race

Lawrence County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Lawrence County, Missouri Median Age

38.7

Total

38.2

Male

40

Female

Lawrence County, Missouri Adults

There are 28,586 adults, (6,856 of whom are seniors) in Lawrence County, Missouri.

Lawrence County, Missouri Age Dependency

75.9

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawrence County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female19,03649.79%
Male19,19550.21%

Lawrence County, Missouri Population by Age

Lawrence County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,6292.5770.829.2
Married7,3673.2985.614.4
Non Family4,8031.1358.941.1
Female1,6463.2248.451.6
Male8133.352.847.2

3.16

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Lawrence County, Missouri Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2825.04%
9th to 12th Grade2,3219.13%
High School Graduate10,20440.14%
Some College6,15724.22%
Associates Degree1,5626.14%
Bachelors Degree2,76210.86%
Graduate Degree1,1364.47%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Lawrence County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White23,08820,1623,655
Hispanic1,306843133
2+ Races1,128878106
Other Race28514442
Asian1781325
Native American14610719
Black70383
Islander241717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.33%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 70.83%.

Lawrence County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,899$45,333$30,327
Less Than 9th Grade$28,569$33,820$19,818
High School Graduate$35,801$40,477$27,665
Some College$39,837$53,169$30,094
Bachelors Degree$44,752$65,172$42,524
Graduate Degree$56,960$64,637$51,230

$37,899

Average Earnings

$45,333

Average Male

$30,327

Average Female

Lawrence County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lawrence County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Lawrence County, Missouri Language

91.18% of Lawrence County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 8.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.04% of the population.

Lawrence County, Missouri Language

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White32,6934,00712.26%
Hispanic3,1191,20538.63%
Multiple2,36159325.12%
Other73533946.12%
Islander241250%
Asian17852.81%
Black18422.22%

14.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.55%

Male Poverty Rate

17.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawrence County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Missouri is Islander, with 50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawrence County, Missouri is Asian, with 2.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.26%.

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.63%
High School13.46%
Some College9.47%
Bachelors or Greater8.7%

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed17.54%
Female Unemployed13.91%
Female Employed8.88%
Male Employed4.79%

Lawrence County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lawrence County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$52,225$67,510
Families$69,410$78,808
Married Families$81,250$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,235$38,719

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Lawrence County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawrence County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Lawrence County, Missouri 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.

Lawrence County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Lawrence County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,447

Number of Veterans

2,318

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam905
Second Gulf War565
First Gulf War506
Korea171
World War II61

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74696
75+619
35 to 54525
55 to 64466
18 to 34141

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,3468.95%
Native American5034.01%
Hispanic502.78%
2+ Races493.82%
Other Race20.33%

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawrence County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lawrence County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Lawrence County, Missouri 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

64.52%

Born in Lawrence County, Missouri

96.6%

Native Born

3.4%

Foreign Born

1.88%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.6% of Lawrence County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 64.52% having been born in Missouri. 1.88% 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

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