Lawrence, MA

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Population

79,497

0.202% growth

Median Age

31.4


Median Household Income

$39,627

7.82% growth

Poverty Rate

24.2%


Number of Employees

36,040

5.98% growth

Median Property Value

$238,200

3.79% growth

About

In 2017, Lawrence, MA had a population of 79.5k people with a median age of 31.4 and a median household income of $39,627. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lawrence, MA grew from 79,337 to 79,497, a 0.202% increase and its median household income grew from $36,754 to $39,627, a 7.82% increase.

The population of Lawrence, MA is 79.1% Hispanic or Latino, 15.5% White Alone, and 2.47% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lawrence, MA speak a non-English language, and 79.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lawrence, MA is $238,200, and the homeownership rate is 28.4%. Most people in Lawrence, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawrence, MA is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Lawrence, MA employs 36k people. The largest industries in Lawrence, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,745 people), Manufacturing (6,331 people), and Retail Trade (4,408 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($55,200), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,125), and Educational Services ($41,276).

Median household income in Lawrence, MA is $39,627. Males in Lawrence, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Lawrence, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,627

2017 value

± $1,674

7.82%

1 Year Growth

± 7.25%

Households in Lawrence, MA have a median annual income of $39,627, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,754 in 2016, which represents a 7.82% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawrence, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2518

  2. Census Tract 2514

  3. Census Tract 2506

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawrence, MA was Census Tract 2518 with a value of $63,025, followed by Census Tract 2514 and Census Tract 2506, with respective values of $52,292 and $52,031.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawrence, MA (19k out of 78.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    16,283 ± 939

  2. White

    9,528 ± 739

  3. Other

    7,698 ± 673

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.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

36k

2017 Value

± 1,495

5.98%

1 Year growth

± 5.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence, MA grew at a rate of 5.98%, from 34k employees to 36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawrence, MA, are Production Occupations (5,465 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,647 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,828 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawrence, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lawrence, MA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,465 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,647 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2,828 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lawrence, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.62 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.43 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (2.09 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lawrence, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($106,563), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($100,491), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,085).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

36k

2017 Value

± 1,495

5.98%

1 Year growth

± 5.45%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lawrence, MA grew at a rate of 5.98%, from 34k employees to 36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawrence, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,745 people), Manufacturing (6,331 people), and Retail Trade (4,408 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.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lawrence, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,745 people), Manufacturing (6,331 people), and Retail Trade (4,408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Lawrence, MA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (2.06 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.74 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lawrence, MA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($55,200), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,125), and Educational Services ($41,276).

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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.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B

2015 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

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.

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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).

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Health

92.8% of the population of Lawrence, MA has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 53.8% on Medicaid, 4.94% on Medicare, 8.33% on non-group plans, and 0.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lawrence, MA see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

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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.

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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.

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Health Care Coverage

7.16%

Uninsured

25.5%

Employer Coverage

53.8%

Medicaid

4.94%

Medicare

8.33%

Non-Group

0.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawrence, MA declined by 1.93% from 7.3% to 7.16%.

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.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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

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Diversity

Lawrence, MA is home to a population of 79.5k people, from which 79.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Lawrence, MA residents were born outside of the country (31.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lawrence, MA is composed of 62.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (79.1%), 12.3k White Alone residents (15.5%), 1.96k Black or African American Alone residents (2.47%), 1.86k Asian Alone residents (2.33%), 224 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.282%), 213 Two or More Races residents (0.268%), 36 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0453%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lawrence, MA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lawrence, MA was 31.4. 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 2016, the average age of all Lawrence, MA residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    31.2k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Lawrence, MA residents (31.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawrence, MA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

79.7%

2017 Citizenship

79.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 79.7% of Lawrence, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lawrence, MA was 79.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    62.9k ± 2.57k

  2. White Alone

    12.3k ± 659

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.96k ± 590

In 2017, there were 5.09 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (62.9k people) in Lawrence, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.3k White Alone and 1.96k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lawrence, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lawrence, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lawrence, MA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lawrence, MA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    467 ± 125

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    189 ± 110

  3. Korea

    142 ± 59

Lawrence, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawrence, MA was $238,200 in 2017, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $229,500 to $238,200, a 3.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawrence, MA is 28.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lawrence, MA have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$39,627

Median Household Income

± $1,674

25.8k

Number of Households

± 1,080

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.8k households in Lawrence, MA grew to $39,627 from the previous year's value of $36,754.

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.

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Housing

Property Value

$238,200

2017 Median

± $10,755

$229,500

2016 Median

± $7,938

In 2017, the median property value in Lawrence, MA grew to to $238,200 from the previous year's value of $229,500.

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.

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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.

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Rent vs Own

28.4%

2017 Homeownership

28.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 28.4% of the housing units in Lawrence, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 28.5%.

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.

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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.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawrence, MA have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Lawrence, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63.8%

  2. Carpooled

    17.9%

  3. Walked

    4.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lawrence, MA was Drove Alone (63.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (17.9%) and those who Walked (4.87%).

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.

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