Lawrence, IN


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Lawrence, IN Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Lawrence Housing Market Information

With 47,866 people, 18,288 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $179,174, Lawrence real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lawrence, accounting for 62.03% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lawrence include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.22%), mobile homes or trailers ( 11.81%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Lawrence are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 64.00% owning and 36.00% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Lawrence built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Lawrence built between 1940-1969 ( 22.14%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.46%). There's also some housing in Lawrence built before 1939 ( 3.25%).

Lawrence Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Lawrence's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging 0.08% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lawrence's appreciation rate, at 3.98%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lawrence's appreciation rate has been -0.82%, which annualizes to a rate of -3.24%.

Notably, Lawrence's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Indiana, our data show that Lawrence's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 50% of the other cities and towns in Indiana.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lawrence differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lawrence - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lawrence real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,118,000 0.5
$839,001 - $1,118,000 0.2
$559,001 - $839,000 1.2
$447,001 - $559,000 0.7
$335,001 - $447,000 4.5
$224,001 - $335,000 10.2
$112,001 - $224,000 46.6
$56,001 - $112,000 19.9
$0 - $56,000 16.2

Very High for IN
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
41.0876309781654 16.0633484162896

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lawrence Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2017 Q3 - 2017 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q4 - 2017 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q4
5.79% 0.31%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,034 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 64.00
Renters 36.00
Vacant 9.04

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.5
1970 - 1999 54.2
1940 - 1969 22.1
1939 or Older 3.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 62.0
Townhomes 4.5
Small Apt. Buildings 3.3
Apt. Complexes 18.2
Mobile Homes 11.8
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.88
1 Bedroom 10.12
2 Bedrooms 23.68
3 Bedrooms 41.19
4 Bedrooms 19.81
5 or more bedrooms 3.33