Introduction to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, in Anderson county, is 23 miles W of Lexington, Kentucky. The city has a population of 9,014.

Lawrenceburg History

Originally, a German immigrant called Jacob Kaufman came to Lawrenceburg in the early 1780s. The area was first named Kaufman’s Station. The first post office of the city was set up in 1817. The city was named Lawrenceburg in 1827 honoring William Lawrence, a local tavern owner.

Lawrenceburg and nearby Attractions

  • Anderson CO History Museum
  • Old Fort Harrod State Park
  • Lincoln Homestead State Park
  • Waveland State Historic Site

Things To Do In Lawrenceburg

Tourists in Lawrenceburg can plan a trip to the Anderson CO History Museum. The Lincoln Homestead State Park and Old Fort Harrod State Park are also frequently visited by the residents. Waveland State Historic Site is known for its historical significance. In addition, Lawrenceburg organizes various festivals and recreational events throughout the year.

Lawrenceburg Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Lawrenceburg Higher Education

Central Kentucky Technical College - Anderson Campus is located in Lawrenceburg. One can opt for other higher education institutes such as the University of Kentucky, Lexington Community College, and Eastern Kentucky University.


Total Population 11,014
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,449
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,152
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,619
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,464


Median Family Income $62,904
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $713
Median House Value $120,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0%
English 12.9%
Irish 15.7%

Lawrenceburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Lexington, Kentucky
County Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 40342
Phone Area Codes 502
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.037
Longitude -84.896

Lawrenceburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station DIX DAM
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Frankfort 27,389 $50,815
Harrodsburg 8,359 $44,147
Midway 1,688 $72,083
Stamping Ground 691 $51,094
Versailles 8,908 $55,567
Wilmore 5,995 $49,564

Lawrenceburg Public Libraries

Anderson County Public Library
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
(502) 839-6420
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Student/teacher ratio: 18

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