By the Numbers

Lawrence is a vibrant, diverse city that has small-town charm and big-city amenities. It is growing at nearly twice the rate of the rest of Indiana and each of its 20.13 square miles is densely populated with 2,285 people.

Lawrence, located in Marion County, Ind., is the state’s 18th-largest city and part of the Indianapolis-Carmel SMSA.

People QuickFacts Lawrence Indiana
Population, 2014 census 47,550 6,596,855
Population, 2010 estimate 46,001 6,483,797
Population, percent change, 4-1-10 to 7-1-13 2.5% 1.3%

 

Population 1990 2000 2010
Indiana 5,544,159 6,080,485 6,483,802
Marion County 797,159 860,454 903,393
Lawrence Township 94,548 111,961 118,447
Lawrence city 26,763 38,915 46,001

Source: http://www.stats.indiana.edu/population/PopTotals/historic_counts_twps.asp
http://www.stats.indiana.edu/population/PopTotals/historic_counts_cities.asp

 

Age of Lawrence resident work force, 2010 census

Total population 46,001 100%
15 to 19 years 3,390 7.4%
20 to 24 years 2,562 5.6%
25 to 29 years 3,355 7.3%
30 to 34 years 3,487 7.6%
35 to 39 years 3,290 7.2%
40 to 44 years 3,318 7.2%
45 to 49 years 3,511 7.6%
50 to 54 years 3,346 7.3%
55 to 59 years 2,571 5.6%
60 to 64 years 2,031 4.4%
65 to 69 years 1,313 2.9%

Source: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=CF

 

Educational attainment of Lawrence residents

Population 18 to 24 years 3,696
Less than high school graduate 29.0%
High school graduate or equivalency 28.2%
Some college or associate degree 38.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 4.1%
   
Population 25 years and older 29,520
Less than 9th grade 4.6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8.3%
High school graduate or equivalency 24.6%
Some college, no degree 23.6%
Associate degree 7.3%
Bachelor’s degree 22.2%
Graduate or professional degree 9.3%
Percent high school graduate or higher 87.1%
Percent bachelor’s degree or higher 31.6%

Source: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=CF

 

Labor force (in thousands) in Indianapolis-Carmel SMSA, 2000 to 2030

  2000 2010 2020 2030
Indiana 3,120.9 3,253.0  3,370.3 3,362.2
Indianapolis-Carmel 809.8 920.0 1,020.8 1,074.0

 

Average annual rate of change

  2000-10 2010-20 2020-30
Indiana 0.4% 0.4% 0.0%
Indianapolis-Carmel 1.3% 1.0% 0.5%

Source: http://www.incontext.indiana.edu/2012/nov-dec/article1.asp