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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,415
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+23,412
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$34,049
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,115
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,556

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,698
% Above Poverty Level83%
% Below Poverty Level17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$789
Median House Value$129,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.3%
German16.1%
Irish9.2%
English6.6%
Italian2.5%
Polish2.1%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
African1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Russian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Lawrence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marion County
Standard Zip Codes46226
Phone Area Codes317
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39.84
Approximate Longitude-86.05

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)

StationOAKLANDON GEIST RESVR
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp39 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip42.8 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS SE SIDE
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.2 inches
StationINDIANAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beech Grove14,319$48,565
Cumberland5,422$70,225
Fishers85,887$111,398
McCordsville5,924$93,547
New Palestine2,103$77,784
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