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Population (year 2000): 72,043. Estimated population in July 2005: 71,314 (-1.0% change)
Males: 34,439 (47.8%), Females: 37,604 (52.2%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 29.5 years
Median household income: $27,983 (year 2000)
Median house value: $114,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Lawrence:

  • Hispanic (59.7%)
  • Other race (36.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (34.1%)
  • Two or more races (6.2%)
  • Black (4.9%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Vietnamese (1.0%)
  • Other Asian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (6.6%), Italian (6.4%), French (4.7%), French Canadian (4.4%), English (3.2%), United States (2.7%).

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Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Lawrence,

For population 25 years and over in Lawrence

  • High school or higher: 58.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lawrence city

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 5.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

30.6% Foreign born (25.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,989 (+2.8%).



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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (26.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (234.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Andover, MA (1.9 miles North MA Methuen, (2.1 miles MA (3.6 miles Andover, NH Salem, (6.4 miles MA Haverhill, (7.4 miles MA Tewksbury, (8.1 miles NH (9.4 miles Atkinson,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 3 buildings, average cost: $74,800
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2003: 28 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $110,200

Latitude: 42.70 N, Longitude: 71.16 W

Area codes: 978, 508


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.2%), Educational,health and social services (18.9%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,161 (-3.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,083 (32.6%)


 

Crime in Lawrence by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 3 3 4 2 8 4
    per 100,000 4.2 4.2 5.6 2.8 11.1 5.6
Rapes 53 20 48 27 26 22
    per 100,000 73.6 27.8 66.6 37.5 36.1 30.5
Robberies 188 138 145 155 153 129
    per 100,000 261.0 191.6 201.3 215.1 212.4 179.1
Assaults N/A 488 395 344 262 292
    per 100,000 N/A 677.4 548.3 477.5 363.7 405.3
Burglaries 836 591 504 382 467 518
    per 100,000 1160.4 820.3 699.6 530.2 648.2 719.0
Thefts 1,107 1,047 1,017 776 831 613
    per 100,000 1536.6 1453.3 1411.7 1077.1 1153.5 850.9
Auto thefts 1,906 1,793 1,740 1,509 1,209 599
    per 100,000 2645.6 2488.8 2415.2 2094.6 1678.2 831.4
N/A 522.9 500.9 425.6 387.8 303.4


Average climate in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lawrence,

Lawrence-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Lawrence city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.2 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Leonard Bernstein - (1918-1990), composer, Robert Goulet - (born 1933), singer, actor, Joe Perry (musician), Thelma Todd - (1905-1935), actress, Endicott Peabody - Governor of Massachusetts, Ernest Lawrence Thayer - (died 1940), poet, Ernest Thayer - (1863-1940), poet, Ferdinand Waldo Demara - (1921-1982), "The Great Impostor".


Hospital/medical center in Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL (ONE GENERAL STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Lawrence:
  • HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; METHUEN, MA)
  • NORTHEAST REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; SALEM, NH)
  • TEWKSBURY HOSP (about 9 miles; TEWKSBURY, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lawrence:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 19 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 25 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 27 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lawrence:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 3 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 4 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 20 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)

Amtrak stations near Lawrence:
  • 8 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE). Services: ticket office.
  • 14 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 286 $991,409 $41,597 28 $28,043
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1503 $5,976,042 $47,712 0 $0


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lawrence:
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 4 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,384)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 13 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
Public high school in Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE HIGH (Students: 2,501; Location: 233 HAVERHILL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Lawrence:
  • CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,055; Location: 300 HAMPSHIRE STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lawrence:
  • GERARD A. GUILMETTE (Students: 1,233; Location: 80 BODWELL STREET; Grades: 01 - 08)
  • EDWARD F. PARTHUM (Students: 1,210; Location: 225 ESSEX STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • SOUTH LAWRENCE EAST SCH (Students: 1,174; Location: 165 CRAWFORD STREET; Grades: 01 - 08)
  • ARLINGTON (Students: 1,070; Location: 150 ARLINGTON STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • ROBERT FROST (Students: 958; Location: 33 HAMLET STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • ALEXANDER B BRUCE (Students: 714; Location: 135 BUTLER STREET; Grades: 01 - 08)
  • EMILY G WETHERBEE (Students: 709; Location: 75 NEWTON STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • HENRY K OLIVER (Students: 689; Location: 183 HAVERHILL STREET; Grades: 01 - 08)
  • FRANCIS M LEAHY (Students: 595; Location: 100 ERVING AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LAWRENCE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CHARTER SCHO (Students: 514; Location: 34 WEST STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Lawrence:
  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 101 PARKER STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (Students: 253; Location: 301 HAVERHILL STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST AUGUSTINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 213; Location: 526 LOWELL STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GREATER LAWERENCE COMM. ACTN C (Students: 186; Location: 581 ANDOVER STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL (Students: 175; Location: 31 TRINITY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 23 HAWLEY STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Lawrence:
  • LAWRENCE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,270,667; Location: 51 LAWRENCE ST.; 234,927 books; 4,633 audio materials; 4,501 video materials; 470 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lawrence: South Lawrence Plaza (A), Lawrence City Hall (B), Lawrence Police Station (C), Essex County Jail (D).

Shopping Center: Essex Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Lawrence include: Christian Ebenezer Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Grace Episcopal Church (C), Hispanic Church of God (D), Holy Cross Armenian Church (E), Holy Rosary Church (F), Asambleas De Iglesias (G), Iglesia Cristana Methodista (H).

Cemeteries: Bellevue Cemetery (1), Sons of Israel Cemetery (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3).

Reservoirs: Stevens Pond (A), Lawrence Reservoir (B), Merrimack River Reservoir (C), North Canal Reservoir (D).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spicket River (A), Bloody Brook (B).

Parks in Lawrence include: Howard Playstead (1), Downtown Lawrence Historic District (2), Starrow Park (3), American Woolen Mill Housing District (4), Arlington-Basswood Historic District (5), Shawnsheen Park (6), Jackson Terrace Historic District (7), Cronin Playground (8), Mullaney Park (9).


Lawrence compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lawrence:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNW (800 AM; 1 kW; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES, LP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lawrence:
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Lawrence:
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

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