Lawrence Township, NJ
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Lawrence Township is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 33,242 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 89.33% 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 office and administrative support (13.44%), management occupations (12.60%), and sales jobs (10.19%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.26% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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.

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 51.85% 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 $39,568, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,272 for a family of four. However, Lawrence Township contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, Polish, German, and English.

In addition, Lawrence Township has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.19%).

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