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 89.47% 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 (12.89%), management occupations (12.64%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

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 7.69% 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.

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. 52.64% 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 2010 was $41,223, 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 $164,892 for a family of four.

Lawrence Township is a very 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.

Lawrence Township also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.40%.

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