Lawrenceville, VA


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Lawrenceville is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,078 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lawrenceville is the 241st largest community in Virginia.

Lawrenceville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lawrenceville is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lawrenceville who work in teaching (16.42%), office and administrative support (13.86%), and sales jobs (12.79%).

Lawrenceville is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Lawrenceville area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Lawrenceville maintain a good economy.

The education level of Lawrenceville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.75% of adults in Lawrenceville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lawrenceville in 2010 was $12,946, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,784 for a family of four. Lawrenceville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.75% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lawrenceville is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lawrenceville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lawrenceville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lawrenceville include German, Irish, Italian, and African.

The most common language spoken in Lawrenceville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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