Lawrence, IN
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Lawrence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 47,866 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence is the 18th largest community in Indiana.

Lawrence real estate is some of the most expensive in Indiana, although Lawrence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Lawrence is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lawrence is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence who work in office and administrative support (14.13%), sales jobs (10.79%), and management occupations (9.97%).

Also of interest is that Lawrence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lawrence is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lawrence area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Lawrence citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.22% of adults in Lawrence have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lawrence in 2010 was $25,827, which is upper middle income relative to Indiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,308 for a family of four. However, Lawrence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lawrence is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lawrence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lawrence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lawrence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.02% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lawrence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.