Lawrence Township is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 33,077 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence Township is the 49th largest community in New Jersey.
Lawrence Township is a decidedly white-collar township, with fully 88.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lawrence Township is a township of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence Township who work in management occupations (12.47%), office and administrative support (11.79%), and business and financial occupations (11.62%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Lawrence Township telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.74% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Lawrence Township, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the township.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lawrence Township use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lawrence Township‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Lawrence Township is a pretty powerful place. 57.69% of the adults in Lawrence Township have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lawrence Township in 2018 was $50,237, 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 $200,948 for a family of four.
Lawrence Township is an extremely ethnically-diverse township. 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. Lawrence Township also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.12% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence Township include Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.
In addition, Lawrence Township has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.00%).
The most common language spoken in Lawrence Township is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.