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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Lawrence Township. 51.85% 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 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.