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Lawrence County, Illinois (IL)

County population in 2016: 16,517 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 15,452 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,307
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,244
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,856
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,579 (it was 1,453 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

33%

Land area: 372 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 44 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.3%), Wholesale trade (12.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 26%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 62%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lawrence County, Illinois:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years
Males: 9,254  (56.0%)
Females: 7,263  (44.0%)

Lawrence County,IL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
Illinois:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,920 ($30,361 in 1999)

This county:

$43,920
Illinois:

$60,960

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $421 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $511)
This county:

$421
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $75,539 (it was $45,000 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$75,539
Illinois:

$186,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,651 - $122,930
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $805
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Institutionalized population: 2,438
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2013: 41 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2014: 42 buildings, average cost: $172,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,009 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $904 (1.2%)

Lawrence County household income distribution in 2009 Lawrence County home values distribution Lawrence County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.8%
Lawrence County:

14.8%
Illinois:

13.0%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for other race residents, 63.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.1 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 45.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.0 years old, Black residents: 33.9 years old, American Indian residents: 14.2 years old, Asian residents: 45.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lawrence County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $492 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lawrenceville, Bridgeport, Sumner, St. Francisville, Russellville, Birds.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lawrence County: Clover Farms (A), Richland Country Club (B), Wakefield Mill Elevator (C), Claremont - Bonpas Fire Protection District Station 2 (D), Noble - Wakefield Fire Protection District Wakefield Station (E), Fox Creek Vineyards (F), Berryville Vineyards (G), Bonpas Townhall (H), Decker Townhall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lawrence County include: Adventist Church (A), Amity Chapel (B), Antioch Church (C), Asbury Church (D), First Assembly of God Church (E), Otterbein Church (F), Pleasant Ridge Church (G), Prairie Hall Church (H), Prairieton Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Antioch Cemetery (2), Blain Cemetery (3), Liberty Lawn Cemetery (4), Mount Zion Cemetery (5), Oak Hill Cemetery (6), Olive Branch Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lake Montclare (A), Jordan Lake (B), Hahn Lake (C), M D Borah Lake (D), Nix Lake (E), Millers Lake (F), East Fork Lake (G), McCarthy Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coon Creek (A), Simmons Creek (B), Camp Branch (C), Calfkiller Creek (D), Buck Run (E), Brown Creek (F), East Fork Fox River (G), Big Creek (H), Bare Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lawrence County include: Big Creek Woods Memorial Nature Preserve (1), Gassmann Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Utah , Crawford County , Sonoma County, California , Wirt County, West Virginia , Moniteau County, Missouri , Wabash County , Robertson County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 537
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 77.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 439 (21.3% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

2.7%
Whole state:

13.9%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 41
  • 2000 to 2009: 109
  • 1990 to 1999: 126
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • Before 1970: 19
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.7%

Lawrence County marital status for males Lawrence County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,224
  • One, attached: 42
  • Two: 150
  • 3 or 4: 103
  • 5 to 9: 31
  • 10 to 19: 39
  • 20 to 49: 117
  • 50 or more: 82
  • Mobile homes: 604
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 1,741 (10 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,288

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lawrence County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33327
Mainline Protestant2,75623
Catholic6102
Black Protestant191
None10,115-
Lawrence County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Lawrence County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Lawrence County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

8.9%
Illinois:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

26.1%
State:

25.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Lawrence County:

Average size of farms: 541 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $158,992
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $202.54
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $141,162
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.67%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $136,198
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.95%
Corn for grain: 73429 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7884 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 86971 harvested acres
Vegetables: 612 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 21 acres

Tornado activity:

Lawrence County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 2057458.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/26/1965, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 20.8 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 11.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 18.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 22.2 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Illinois Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 2013 to May 05, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4116: May 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4116, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1991: June 07, 2011, FEMA Id: 1991, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2008 to July 22, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1771: June 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1771, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Illinois Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3230: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3230, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Illinois Snow, Incident Period: December 21, 2004 to December 23, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3199: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 3199, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Illinois Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 21, 2002 to May 23, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1416: May 21, 2002, FEMA Id: 1416, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Illinois Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 1996 to May 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1112: May 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1112, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (47%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (60%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Romania (4%)
  • Spain (3%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lawrence County (%):

  • German (14%)
  • American (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Lawrence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,908 (76.6%)
  • Carpooled: 710 (13.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0.5%)
  • Railroad: 25 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 35 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 123 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 226 (4.4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lawrence County, Illinois in 2000:

  • 473 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 36 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Lawrence County, Illinois in 2010:

  • 2,358 people in state prisons
  • 80 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,118.

4.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.69%
Illinois average:

4.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.76% relocated from other counties in Illinois ($10,516 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($20,581 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

2.93%
Illinois average:

1.87%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, IN  0.78% ($31,372 average AGI)
from Crawford County, IL  0.47% ($28,269)
from Richland County, IL  0.44% ($30,625)
from Wabash County, IL  0.25% ($35,500)


4.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.92%
Illinois average:

4.96%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.10% relocated to other counties in Illinois ($11,413 average AGI)
2.81% relocated to other states ($15,550 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

2.81%
Illinois average:

2.36%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, IN  1.02% ($25,750 average AGI)
to Richland County, IL  0.40% ($38,273)
to Crawford County, IL  0.38% ($20,619)
to Wabash County, IL  0.27% ($33,867)
to Vanderburgh County, IN  0.20% ($33,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lawrence County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,155 (2,654 aged, 501 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 159 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lawrence County, Illinois in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (243)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (225)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (207)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (206)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (156)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (150)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (106)
  • Arthrosis, unspecified (84)
  • Congestive heart failure (80)
  • Unspecified dementia (59)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,415
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 338
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34,719

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,155
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,293
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,517
  • In family households: 9,992 (1,694 male householders, 2,117 female householders)
    2,753 spouses, 2,867 children (2,639 natural, 14 adopted, 216 stepchildren), 366 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 15 parents, 26 other relatives, 171 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,015 (615 male householders (563 living alone)), 1,168 female householders (1,077 living alone)), 232 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,526

Size of family households: 1,761 2-persons, 1,025 3-persons, 520 4-persons, 375 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 89 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,642 1-person, 131 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 4 4-persons.

1,810 married couples with children.
902 single-parent households (291 men, 611 women).

93.0% of residents of Lawrence speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (90% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $96,915,000 ($6,059 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,208,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,790,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,860,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,250,000
Federal grants: $14,910,000
Federal procurement contracts: $654,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,450,000 ($674,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,760,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,312,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,617,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 830
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,301
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

43 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +12
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +956
Here +60 per 1000 residents
State -31 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lawrence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 64
  • 2000 to 2009: 293
  • 1990 to 1999: 478
  • 1980 to 1989: 433
  • 1970 to 1979: 885
  • 1960 to 1969: 716
  • 1950 to 1959: 851
  • 1940 to 1949: 696
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,936
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 96
  • 4 rooms: 469
  • 5 rooms: 925
  • 6 rooms: 939
  • 7 rooms: 671
  • 8 rooms: 451
  • 9+ rooms: 382
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 96
  • 3 rooms: 240
  • 4 rooms: 408
  • 5 rooms: 374
  • 6 rooms: 197
  • 7 rooms: 136
  • 8 rooms: 83
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Illinois
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence County population
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 180
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,224
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,882
  • 4 bedrooms: 559
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 341
  • 2 bedrooms: 706
  • 3 bedrooms: 357
  • 4 bedrooms: 136
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, Illinois in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence County population
  • no vehicle: 127
  • 1 vehicle: 1,132
  • 2 vehicles: 1,532
  • 3 vehicles: 807
  • 4 vehicles: 295
  • 5+ vehicles: 94
  • no vehicle: 173
  • 1 vehicle: 826
  • 2 vehicles: 424
  • 3 vehicles: 168
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

79% of Lawrence County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Illinois.

Lawrence County:

79.4%
State average:

86.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,613
  • Other state: 5,362
  • Northeast: 137
  • Midwest: 3,913
  • South: 895
  • West: 399

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.9%)
  • Electricity (11.5%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (56.6%)
  • Electricity (34.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 51
Here:

3.6%
Illinois:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 161
Here:

18.0%
Illinois:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 125
Here:

22.5%
Illinois:

26.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lawrence County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $1,306,000
    Water Utilities: $118,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $999,000
    General - Other: $967,000
    Police Protection: $709,000
    Financial Administration: $677,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $465,000
    Health Services - Other: $260,000
    Central Staff Services: $139,000
    General Public Buildings: $107,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
    Sewerage: $34,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $618,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $71,000
    Regular Highways: $70,000
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,422,000

Lawrence County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $580,000
    Sewerage: $123,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $118,000
    All Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $219,000
    Interest Earnings: $98,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,246,000
    Highways: $564,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,452,000
    NEC: $4,000

Lawrence County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,065,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,010,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $55,000

Lawrence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,858,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 308
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 281
  • Number of recipients under 18: 32
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 221
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 55
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 123
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 128
Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

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Most common first names in Lawrence County, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary23080.1 years
John20175.0 years
William17474.6 years
James16372.3 years
Charles14075.6 years
Robert12771.0 years
Helen8980.4 years
George8677.2 years
Ruth8182.4 years
Paul7674.5 years
Most common last names in Lawrence County, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10477.9 years
Jones8679.4 years
Brown5280.0 years
Wilson4576.6 years
Davis4380.5 years
Lewis4279.3 years
Wright4280.5 years
Pinkstaff3981.4 years
Gray3878.1 years
Moore3778.0 years
Businesses in Lawrence County, IL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
AutoZone1La-Z-Boy1
CVS1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Circle K1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway2
FedEx1Walmart1
H&R Block1