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Lawson is a city in Ray County, in the Kansas City metro area. (The community straddles Ray and Clay counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The latitude of Lawson is 39.438N. The longitude is -94.203W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,387.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ray County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64062 ZIP code.
23% of Lawson residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lawson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawson was $17,438, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Lawson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lawson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $774.
Libraries in Lawson include Lawson Community Branch Library ... View libraries
Ray County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawson political report.
The average commute time for Lawson workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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