Lawrence demographics profile

StatisticLawrenceMassachusettsNational
Population79,3376,742,143318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)11,45063091
Median age31.039.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%53%55%
Speak English24%77%79%
Speak Spanish71%9%13%
Lawrence, MA has a population of 79,337 and is the 437th largest city in the United States. The population density is 11,450 per sq mi which is 1718% higher than the Massachusetts average and 12537% higher than the national average. The median age in Lawrence is 31 which is approximately 21% lower than the Massachusetts average of 39. In Lawrence, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 24% speak English and 71% speak Spanish. 39% of Lawrence residents were born in Massachusetts, 9% were born out of state, 13% were born outside of the United States and 39% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Lawrence is 1718% higher than Massachusetts.
  • The median age in Lawrence is 21% lower than Massachusetts.
  • In Lawrence 47.05% of the population is White.
  • In Lawrence 7.83% of the population is African American.
  • In Lawrence 2.81% of the population is Asian.

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Lawrence population breakdown by race

RaceLawrenceMassachusettsNational
White47.05%79.26%73.35%
African American7.83%7.26%12.63%
Asian2.81%6.11%5.22%
American Indian0.38%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.65%3.01%3.06%
Other race39.28%4.13%4.75%
In Lawrence, 77.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Lawrence, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).