Lawrence, MA

80,240 Population
6.9 square miles 11,290.1 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Population Density
11,290.1
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.6%
was 44.9%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
36.4%
was 41.9%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
26.5%
was 25.8%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
10.1%
was 9.9%
Ranked 12th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
7.3
was 9.6
Ranked 31st Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
26.4%
was 26.2%
Ranked 13th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$36,969
was $36,187
Ranked 13th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45
42.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
6.4
was 1.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
878.6
was 997.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,400.5
was 2,921.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
26,828
was 26,351
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,073
was $1,009
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
62
was 22
 
Occupied Housing Units
24,885
was 24,206
 
Homeownership Rate
31.0%
was 25.6%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
8
was 8
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,873.7
was 3,804.8
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
10.2%
was 10.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
54
was 14
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.2
was 3.2
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.4
was 0.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.8
was 0.3
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.7%
was 96.6%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.2%
was 100%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
68.3%
was 67.6%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
9.7%
was 11.5%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
26.5%
was 26.4%
Ranked 160th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
19.8%
was 21.3%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$259,597,577
$246,748,694
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$257,009,642
$240,645,826
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$3,320
was $3,177
Ranked 100th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,287
was $3,099
Ranked 93rd Highest in MA

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