Lawrence, MA
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Lawrence profile

Living in Lawrence

Lawrence is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 89,143 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence is the 11th largest community in Massachusetts. Lawrence has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Lawrence is a blue-collar town, with 37.42% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lawrence is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence who work in office and administrative support (10.15%), maintenance occupations (8.01%), and healthcare suport services (7.33%).

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 percentage of people in Lawrence with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.51% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lawrence in 2018 was $21,655, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,620 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lawrence, accounting for 81.09% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lawrence residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence include Irish, Italian, French, English, and French Canadian.

In addition, Lawrence has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.78%).

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