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Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Capt. James Lawrence, naval commander known for his dying words, "Don't give up the ship."

The latitude of Lawrenceburg is 35.242N. The longitude is -87.334W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 896 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,864.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$25,770
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lawrenceburg demographic reports
Lawrenceburg is on Shoal Creek.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 163. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 15 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Michael Jeter, actor
· David Crockett, frontiersman
· Fred Thompson, actor and politician
Local festivals include:
  • Middle Tennessee Fair - Sept. 24-30, 2007
  • Libertyfest - June 28-30, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - Nov. 27, 2007
  • David Crockett Days - Aug. 10-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lawrenceburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: David Crockett State Park
Historic sites and museums: David Crockett Cabin & Museum, Old Jail Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawrenceburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lawrence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38468 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Lawrenceburg residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lawrenceburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawrenceburg was $17,310, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Lawrenceburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Lawrenceburg festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Lawrenceburg include Lawrenceburg Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Lawrenceburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $715.


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Libraries in Lawrenceburg include Lawrence County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

TV stations in Lawrenceburg include WLLP-CA.

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Politics

Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrenceburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Lawrenceburg workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lawrenceburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Lawrenceburg include Best Western Villa Inn.

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