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Lawrence is a township in Mercer County, in the Trenton metro area.
The community was named after Capt. James Lawrence, naval hero of the War of 1812
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Lawrence. For links to other places called Lawrence, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lawrence is 40.273N. The longitude is -74.68W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 102 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 29,159.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawrence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mercer County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Trenton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08619 ZIP code.
11% of Lawrence residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lawrence ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawrence was $33,120, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Lawrence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lawrence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $842. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,652.
Newspapers in Lawrence include Lawrence Ledger
Mercer County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrence political report.
The average commute time for Lawrence workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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