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Lawrence Township, NJ
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Lawrence Township profile

Living in Lawrence Township

Lawrence Township is a medium-sized township located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 31,808 people and six associated neighborhoods, Lawrence Township is the 49th largest community in New Jersey.

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.

Of important note, Lawrence Township is also a township of artists. Lawrence Township has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lawrence Township’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.58% 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.

In addition, Lawrence Township is a college town. There are a lot of students in Lawrence Township attending college, and as a result Lawrence Township provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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

Although the majority of commuting trips in the township are by private automobile, Lawrence Township is somewhat unusual for a township 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. 59.95% 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 $57,238, 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 $228,952 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 13.67% of the township’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lawrence Township include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and English.

Lawrence Township also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.10%.

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