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Lawrence, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lawrence Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Washington County at latitude 40.3042 and longitude -80.1184. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The formal official name is the Lawrence Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lawrence, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lawrence indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Lawrence Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lawrence: Hills, Lawrence Hills.

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Lawrence, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 581
Population in Households 581
Population in Familes 410
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,387
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 294 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $205,769
Average Home Value $251,852


Median Household Income $71,772
Average Household Income $84,889
Per Capita Income $42,506
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.74% 0.98%
Households 2.02% 1.16%
Families 0.16% 1.07%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lawrence, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawrence to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1247 29th
Population Density1 # 575 67th
Diversity Index2 # 646 64th
Median Household Income # 177 90th
Per Capita Income # 74 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.