Lawrence Township, NJ

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Lawrence Township profile

Living in Lawrence Township

Lawrence Township is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 32,955 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence Township is the 50th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Lawrence Township are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Lawrence Township is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.15% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lawrence Township is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence Township who work in management occupations (13.25%), office and administrative support (12.65%), and sales jobs (10.94%).

Also of interest is that Lawrence Township 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 town are by private automobile, Lawrence Township is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lawrence Township area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lawrence Township, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lawrence Township is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.35% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lawrence Township in 2010 was $42,739, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,956 for a family of four.

Lawrence Township is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lawrence Township home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lawrence Township residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence Township include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lawrence Township's cultural character, accounting for 25.55% of the town’s population.

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