Lawrence, MA

Census Place

Add Comparison
Population
79,841
0.433% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
31.5

Poverty Rate
23.7%

Median Household Income
$41,583
4.94% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$255,800
7.39% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
36,364
0.899% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Lawrence, MA had a population of 79.8k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $41,583. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lawrence, MA grew from 79,497 to 79,841, a 0.433% increase and its median household income grew from $39,627 to $41,583, a 4.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence, MA are White (Hispanic) (37.4%), Other (Hispanic) (37.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (14.4%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (2.7%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.68%). 0% of the people in Lawrence, MA speak a non-English language, and 79.2% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Lawrence, MA was $255,800, and the homeownership rate was 28.7%. Most people in Lawrence, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence, MA was 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Massachusetts. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.
Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Essex County, MA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.9%), followed by Other (5.59%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Massachusetts.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Essex County, MA
58.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Senators from Massachusetts

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.
Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to replace John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Lawrence, MA is home to a population of 79.8k people, from which 79.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 39.5% of Lawrence, MA residents were born outside of the country (31.6k people).

In 2018, there were 1.01 times more White (Hispanic) residents (29.9k people) in Lawrence, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k Other (Hispanic) and 11.5k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lawrence, MA
  1. White (Hispanic)
    29.9k ± 2.04k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    29.7k ± 2.12k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.5k ± 968
80.3%
Hispanic Population
64.1k people

In 2018, there were 1.01 times more White (Hispanic) residents (29.9k people) in Lawrence, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.7k Other (Hispanic) and 11.5k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

80.3% of the people in Lawrence, MA are hispanic (64.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lawrence, MA as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

39.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
31.6k people
39.3%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
31.2k people

As of 2018, 39.5% of Lawrence, MA residents (31.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawrence, MA was 39.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Lawrence, MA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Age by Nativity

24
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lawrence, MA was 31.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Lawrence, MA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lawrence, MA residents was 31.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Massachusetts.
Most Common Origin
  1. China
    96,127 ± 7,558 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    89,373 ± 7,292 people
  3. Brazil
    77,815 ± 6,810 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 96,127 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 89,373 and Brazil with 77,815.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

79.2%
2018 Citizenship
79.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 79.2% of Lawrence, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence, MA was 79.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Lawrence, MA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    392 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    133 ± 84
  3. Korea
    106 ± 62

Lawrence, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.95 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

Median household income in Lawrence, MA is $41,583. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Lawrence, MA was Census Tract 2518 with a value of $55,908, followed by Census Tract 2506 and Census Tract 2517, with respective values of $55,729 and $54,406.

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,290. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Lawrence, MA employs 36.4k people. The largest industries in Lawrence, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,851 people), Manufacturing (5,768 people), and Retail Trade (4,698 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,083), Public Administration ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,667).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,583
2018 value
± $2,378
4.94%
1 Year Growth
± 6.78%

Households in Lawrence, MA have a median annual income of $41,583, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,627 in 2017, which represents a 4.94% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Lawrence, MA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Massachusetts.
$89,585
Average Male Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,887
$67,290
Average Female Salary in Massachusetts
± $1,359

In 2019, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Massachusetts.
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Massachusetts
  1. Asian
    $75,473 ± $4,254
  2. White
    $69,510 ± $1,187
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $57,778 ± $35,604

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Massachusetts.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.483
2019 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.485
2018 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2019, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.424% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2518
  2. Census Tract 2506
  3. Census Tract 2517

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence, MA was Census Tract 2518 with a value of $55,908, followed by Census Tract 2506 and Census Tract 2517, with respective values of $55,729 and $54,406.

The following map shows all of the places in Lawrence, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence, MA (18.7k out of 78.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Hispanic
    16,455 ± 980
  2. White
    9,200 ± 716
  3. Other
    8,184 ± 713

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawrence, MA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

36.4k
2018 Value
± 1,526
0.899%
1 Year growth
± 5.85%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lawrence, MA grew at a rate of 0.899%, from 36k employees to 36.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence, MA, are Production Occupations (5,341 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,760 people), and Material Moving Occupations (2,992 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence, MA.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawrence, MA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,341 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,760 people), and Material Moving Occupations (2,992 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lawrence, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.56 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.35 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.21 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawrence, MA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($99,896), Legal Occupations ($78,947), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,174).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

36.4k
2018 Value
± 1,526
0.899%
1 Year growth
± 5.85%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lawrence, MA grew at a rate of 0.899%, from 36k employees to 36.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,851 people), Manufacturing (5,768 people), and Retail Trade (4,698 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawrence, MA, though some of these residents may live in Lawrence, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Lawrence, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,851 people), Manufacturing (5,768 people), and Retail Trade (4,698 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lawrence, MA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.08 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.57 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.36 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawrence, MA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,083), Public Administration ($56,250), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,667).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $31.5B
  2. $27.2B
  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.2B) and Electronics ($24.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Massachusetts.
$240B
2015 Value in Massachusetts
$364B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $13.2B
  2. $13.2B
  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence, MA was $255,800 in 2018, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $238,200 to $255,800, a 7.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence, MA is 28.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawrence, MA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lawrence, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$255,800
2018 Median
± $8,684
$238,200
2017 Median
± $10,755

In 2018, the median property value in Lawrence, MA grew to to $255,800 from the previous year's value of $238,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lawrence, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawrence, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,583
Median Household Income
± $2,378
25.6k
Number of Households
± 1,152

In 2018, the median household income of the 25.6k households in Lawrence, MA grew to $41,583 from the previous year's value of $39,627.

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lawrence, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawrence, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

28.7%
2018 Homeownership
28.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 28.7% of the housing units in Lawrence, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 28.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lawrence, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence, MA have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Lawrence, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Lawrence, MA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (66.1%)
  2. Carpooled (16%)
  3. Walked (5.14%)

In 2018, 66.1% of workers in Lawrence, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16%) and those who walked to work (5.14%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lawrence, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lawrence, MA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

93.7% of the population of Lawrence, MA has health coverage, with 25.2% on employee plans, 54.4% on Medicaid, 4.69% on Medicare, 9.23% on non-group plans, and 0.138% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Essex County, MA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (1311 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 168 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.1%). Additionally, Hampden County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (30.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Essex County, MA.
1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, MA

Primary care physicians in Essex County, MA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 3.28% increase from the previous year (1,311 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Essex County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Massachusetts.
$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$5,302
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,922
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,899
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

6.29%
Uninsured
25.2%
Employer Coverage
54.4%
Medicaid
4.69%
Medicare
9.23%
Non-Group
0.138%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence, MA declined by 12.1% from 7.16% to 6.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lawrence, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.1% prevalence
  2. 10.7% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Plymouth County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart