Lawrence SnackAbility

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/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
8

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Lawrence, Massachusetts Info Snack

Lawrence is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, on the Merrimack River. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 76,377, which had risen to an estimated 78,197 as of 2014. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the southeast. Lawrence and Salem are the county seats of Essex County. Lawrence is part of the Merrimack Valley.
Population
79,841
Unemployment
9.6%
Poverty
23.7%
Median Home
$255,800
Median Income
$41,583
Median Rent
$1,111

3 Reviews & Comments About Lawrence

Overall User Rating
3.3
/5

Im Back

I've lived in Lawrence since 1989 and by no means do I feel unsafe or too scare to walk anywhere. I am a father and a husband. Own my own house and well aducated. Yes a few diplomas and a well paying job.

I can honestly say that Lawrence is not the best city but the way people talk about Lawrence makes me sick. Every day I wake up and tune in to local news. Doesn't matter what channel I have on, there's always a minimum of 2 to 3 shooting or stabbings in Boston. In most cases there are a few killed, LIKE EVERY DAY!!!!

In Lawrence on the other hand we might hear of a murder maybe once every 2 months or 3.

Yes I know that welfare is off the chart and this certainly needs to be addressed. But over all Lawrence IS NOT AS BAD AS PEOPLE PAINT IT.... if so I would not have lived here for 28 years. And by no means would I raise my kids in this city.

My kids attend one of the highest ranked schools in the state and is by far one of the best in education and nurturing kids for a bright future.


evog35viii

I lived in Lawrence majority of my life and all I got to say is: what about Lowell and Lynn- They're just as bad. Haverhill's getting up there too really fast.


Bambo491

I live in lawrence and it not that bad. Im still alive

Rankings for Lawrence in Massachusetts

Best Places Around Lawrence

1

Lexington, MA
Population 33,480

2

Winchester, MA
Population 22,677

3

Reading, MA
Population 25,100

4

Pinehurst, MA
Population 7,275

5

Arlington, MA
Population 45,147

6

Melrose, MA
Population 28,116

7

Andover, MA
Population 9,217

8

Newburyport, MA
Population 17,990

9

Burlington, MA
Population 27,059

10

Wakefield, MA
Population 26,960

Map Of Lawrence, MA

Population over time in Lawrence

Year Population % Change
2017 79,841 0.4%
2016 79,497 0.2%
2015 79,337 0.7%
2014 78,804 1.9%
2013 77,364 0.7%
2012 76,820 0.6%
2011 76,331 0.8%
2010 75,761 0.8%
2009 75,177 -
Crime/100k Lawrence MA USA
Violent Crime 619.8 338.1 368.9
Murder 6.2 2.0 5.0
Robbery 88.0 60.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 489.7 241.2 246.8
Property Crime 1157.8 1263.3 2199.5
Burglary 159.9 200.8 376.0
Larceny 722.7 966.8 1594.6
Car Theft 275.2 95.7 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lawrence

White
14.4% (11,512)
African American
2.1% (1,712)
American Indian
0.0% (18)
Asian
2.4% (1,919)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.5% (419)
Two Or More
0.2% (181)
Hispanic
80.3% (64,080)
Race Lawrence MA USA
White 14.4% 72.2% 61.1%
African American 2.1% 6.8% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.4% 6.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.5% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.2% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 80.3% 11.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Lawrence, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
11.9% (946,194)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.7% (693,917)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.4% (910,377)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (948,374)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.1% (1,045,548)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.2% (1,453,863)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.1% (807,909)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.2% (815,072)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.0% (240,441)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (122,401)
Income Lawrence MA USA
Less than $10,000 11.9% 544.5% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.7% 450.0% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.4% 753.3% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 703.7% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.1% 958.6% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.2% 1469.3% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.1% 1197.7% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.2% 1775.0% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.0% 950.1% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 1197.9% 697.9%

Gender in Lawrence

Female
50.7% (40,459)
Male
49.3% (39,382)
Gender Lawrence MA USA
Female 50.7% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.3% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lawrence for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
20.0% (15,968)
9-12th Grade
14.0% (11,177)
High School / GED
32.0% (25,549)
Some College
19.0% (15,169)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (3,992)
Bachelor's Degree
7.0% (5,588)
Master's Degree
2.0% (1,596)
Professional Degree
1.0% (798)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Lawrence MA USA
< 9th Grade 20.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 14.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 16.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 7.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 2.0% 13.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 3.0% 1.0%

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