Lawrence Township, NJ

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 32,494 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Lawrence Township is the 50th largest community in New Jersey.

Lawrence Township is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lawrence Township is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence Township who work in management occupations (13.39%), office and administrative support (11.92%), and business and financial occupations (9.86%).

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.

Lawrence Township, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lawrence Township. 54.28% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lawrence Township in 2018 was $46,774, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,096 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 Irish, German, Italian, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lawrence Township's cultural character, accounting for 23.35% 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.