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Lawrence is a city in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after Abbott Lawrence, founder.
The latitude of Lawrence is 42.706N. The longitude is -71.163W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 72,492.
Laborers, protesting low wages and deplorable working conditions, struck here in 1912.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawrence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawrence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01840 ZIP code.
2% of Lawrence residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $13,360, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Lawrence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Lawrence include Arlington Mills Historic District, Arlington-Basswood Historic District, Downtown Lawrence Historic District, North Canal Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Lawrence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $504. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,044.
Libraries in Lawrence include Lawrence Public Library, South Lawrence Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lawrence include Lawrence Eagle-Tribune
TV stations in Lawrence include WMFP.
The average commute time for Lawrence workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lawrence between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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