Lawrence is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 88,508 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence is the 11th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Lawrence was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
The percentage of adults in Lawrence with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.54% of adults in Lawrence have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lawrence in 2018 was $23,316, 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 $93,264 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 82.28% 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence include Irish, Italian, French, English, and German.
Lawrence also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 41.27%.
The most common language spoken in Lawrence is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.