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Lawrence, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Lawrence had a population of 49,044 as of July 1, 2017. Lawrence ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lawrence is located at latitude 39.866 and longitude -85.9896 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lawrence (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 873 feet.

The City of Lawrence (GNIS ID: 2395647) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lawrence is located within Township of Lawrence, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawrence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lawrence, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 49,044
Daytime Population: Workers 16,574
Daytime Population: Residents 22,992
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,566
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 48,716
Population in Familes 39,464
Population in Group Qrtrs 328
Population Density2 2,435
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $53,816
Average Household Income $70,917
Per Capita Income $27,263


Total Housing Units 20,337 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,533 (61.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,322 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,482 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $137,026
Average Home Value $159,551


Total Households 18,855
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 12,470
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.81%
Households 0.75% 0.73%
Families 0.59% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Lawrence, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawrence to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 97th
Population Density # 55 92nd
Diversity Index # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 227 67th
Per Capita Income # 173 75th

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