Lawrence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 47,809 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence is the 18th largest community in Indiana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lawrence is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lawrence is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), sales jobs (11.18%), and management occupations (10.08%).
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.
The overall education level of Lawrence citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.46% of adults in Lawrence have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lawrence in 2010 was $23,801, 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 $95,204 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 12.32% 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 Indic languages.