Lawrence is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 6,553 people and just one neighborhood, Lawrence is the 268th largest community in New York.
Real Estate Prices
Lawrence home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Lawrence real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Lawrence is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lawrence is a village of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrence who work in sales jobs (20.67%), office and administrative support (13.98%) and business and financial occupations (10.78%).
Of important note, Lawrence is also a village of artists. Lawrence has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lawrence’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.50% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Lawrence is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lawrence a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lawrence has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lawrence’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Lawrence is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Lawrence, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Lawrence is a smaller village, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.