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 87.44% 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 office and administrative support (19.95%), sales jobs (15.02%), and teaching (15.02%).

Lawrenceville is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Lawrenceville to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.

The education level of Lawrenceville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.06% of adults in Lawrenceville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lawrenceville in 2010 was $11,810, which is low income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,240 for a family of four. Lawrenceville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.73% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Lawrenceville is a very 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 English, Irish, Italian, and Iranian.

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

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