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Overview

Introduction to Lawrence, Indiana

Lawrence, Indiana, in Marion county, is 8 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is in the Indianapolis area.

Lawrence History

Lawrence was first platted as a triangular tract of land named Lanesville in 1849. It was named Lawrence in honor of naval hero Captain James Lawrence, who fought in the War of 1812. Lawrence was incorporated as a town in 1929.

Lawrence and nearby Attractions

  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis
  • Fort Harrison State Park
  • Fort Golf Course
  • Maple Creek Country Club
  • Warren Park
  • Indianapolis Art Center

Things To Do In Lawrence

The city of Lawrence has a beautiful State Park and Pete Dye Golf Course. The Fort Harrison State Park is spread out over a huge area and offers numerous facilities.

Lawrence Transportation

Mount Comfort Airport is nearby.

Lawrence Higher Education

Colleges in the neighborhood include Indiana University, Ivy Tech State College, Butler University and the University of Indianapolis.

People

Total Population 47,120
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 10.2%
Employed Population 16+ 22,719
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 46.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.5%
Median Earnings25+ $32,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,367
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,137

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,471
% Above Poverty Level 81.2%
% Below Poverty Level 18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $809
Median House Value $124,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.8%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lawrence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Marion
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46226
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.838
Longitude -86.025

Lawrence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station OAKLANDON GEIST RESVR
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches
Station INDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.2 inches
Station INDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beech Grove 14,000 $44,986
Cumberland 5,316 $59,565
Fishers 83,177 $110,668
McCordsville 5,224 $90,279
New Palestine 2,169 $75,563

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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