What is the current population of Lawrence?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Lawrence is 88,508. Lawrence, Massachusetts is the 390th largest city in the US.

Lawrence Geography [top]

What county is Lawrence, Massachusetts in?

Lawrence is located entirely in Essex County.

What is the size of Lawrence, Massachusetts in square miles?

Lawrence has an area of 6.9 square miles.

Lawrence Population Facts [top]

What was the peak population of Lawrence?

The peak population of Lawrence was in 1920, when its population was 94,270. In 1920, Lawrence was the 73rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 390th largest city in the US. Lawrence is currently 6.1% smaller than it was in 1920.

How quickly is Lawrence growing?

Lawrence has grown 22.6% since the 2000. Lawrence, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 41% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the population density of Lawrence, Massachusetts?

Lawrence has a population density of 11,027.6 people per square mile. Lawrence has the 7th highest population density in Massachusetts.

Lawrence Demographics [top]

What is the voting age population of Lawrence, Massachusetts?

The total voting age population of Lawrence, Massachusetts, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 44,777. The voting age population is 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.4% of the residents of Lawrence are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Lawrence, Massachusetts?

The racial demographics of Lawrence are 52.8% White, 36.4% Other, 5.7% Black, 3.1% Two or more races, 1.7% Asian and 0.3% American Indian. Additionally, 80.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts residents are below the poverty line?

In Lawrence, 21.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 26.8%. On a per-household basis, 19.0% of families are below the poverty line in Lawrence.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 67.0% of Lawrence residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Lawrence, Massachusetts residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 67.0% of Lawrence residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 10.8% have a bachelor's degree and 3.5% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Lawrence residents aged 5 and older, 78.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 74.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.4% speak an Asian language.

Lawrence Income & Labor Statistics [top]

What is the unemployment rate in Lawrence, Massachusetts?

The unemployment rate in Lawrence is 9.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts residents work for the government?

In Lawrence, 5.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Lawrence, Massachusetts?

The median household income in Lawrence is $44,613.

Lawrence Housing & Rent Statistics [top]

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Lawrence, Massachusetts?

In Lawrence, 31.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Lawrence, Massachusetts?

Renters occupy 69.0% of housing units in Lawrence.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Lawrence, 52.1% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Lawrence, Massachusetts housing units were built after 2000?

In Lawrence, 4.5% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,200 units.

What is the median monthly rent in Lawrence, Massachusetts?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Lawrence is $1,145.

What percentage of households in Lawrence, Massachusetts have broadband internet?

In Lawrence, 72.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Lawrence Population By Year

Population Graph For Lawrence
Year Population Rank in US
2021 88,508 390
2020 89,024 386
2019 80,028 435
2018 80,376 434
2017 80,162 428
2016 80,209 425
2015 80,231 418
2014 78,197 427
2013 77,657 426
2012 77,326 422
2011 76,960 420
2010 76,377 416
2000 72,176 388
1990 69,995 333
1920 94,270 73
1910 85,892 63
1900 62,559 57
1890 44,654 64
1880 39,151 46
1870 28,921 45
1860 17,639 51
1850 8,282 81

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
380 Indio, California 90,416 79.6%
381 Westminster, California 90,195 2.2%
382 Fort Smith, Arkansas 89,576 11.0%
383 Clifton, New Jersey 89,367 13.0%
384 Merced, California 89,308 38.1%
385 Bloomington, Minnesota 89,298 4.8%
386 Champaign, Illinois 89,114 26.4%
387 San Leandro, California 88,868 11.4%
388 Greenville, North Carolina 88,728 41.3%
389 Waukegan, Illinois 88,614 0.2%
390 Lawrence, Massachusetts 88,508 22.6%
391 Santa Barbara, California 88,255 -1.4%
392 Santa Fe, New Mexico 88,193 39.3%
393 Springdale, Arkansas 87,609 83.0%
394 Newton, Massachusetts 87,453 4.3%
395 Citrus Heights, California 87,402 2.3%
396 San Ramon, California 86,947 93.5%
397 Bryan, Texas 86,866 31.7%
398 Troy, Michigan 86,836 7.2%
399 Livermore, California 86,803 17.3%
400 Ogden, Utah 86,798 11.9%

Similarly Sized Cities In Massachusetts

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
168 Springfield 154,789 1.9%
245 Cambridge 117,090 15.1%
260 Lowell 113,994 8.3%
300 Brockton 105,446 11.6%
320 Quincy 101,119 14.4%
323 New Bedford 100,941 7.5%
324 Lynn 100,843 13.0%
357 Fall River 93,884 1.9%
390 Lawrence 88,508 22.6%
394 Newton 87,453 4.3%
450 Somerville 79,815 2.9%
520 Framingham 71,265
558 Haverhill 67,361 13.9%
587 Malden 65,074 15.5%
598 Waltham 64,015 8.1%
620 Medford 62,098 11.5%
651 Taunton 59,600 6.2%
662 Revere 59,075 24.6%
687 Weymouth Town 57,670
722 Chicopee 55,190 0.8%
738 Peabody 54,119 11.8%
755 Methuen 52,798 20.1%
807 Barnstable Town 49,583 3.1%
820 Everett 48,557 26.8%
855 Attleboro 46,580 11.0%
885 Salem 44,819 10.8%

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