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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 88,771 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 94,643 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,230
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,737
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 28,660
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,159 (it was 8,431 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

30%

Land area: 360 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 246 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.7%), Educational, health and social services (19.4%), Retail trade (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 42,782  (48.2%)
Females: 45,989  (51.8%)
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Lawrence County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,425 ($33,152 in 1999)

This county:

$43425
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $483 (lower quartile is $297, upper quartile is $609)
This county:

$483
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $93,700 (it was $71,100 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$93,700
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,800 - $162,800

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $133,659
Here:

$133,659
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $162,108
Here:

$162,108
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $84,982
Here:

$84,982
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $172,064
Here:

$172,064
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,551
Here:

$112,551
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $42,773
Here:

$42,773
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,019
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $391

Institutionalized population: 976
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 84 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2008: 89 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2010: 103 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $217,600
  • 2012: 39 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2013: 43 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2014: 41 buildings, average cost: $175,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,692 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,338 (1.6%)

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 2013: 12.8%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.4% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.0% for other race residents, 23.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
Lawrence County:

12.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.3% for Black residents, 30.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.2% for other race residents, 22.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 12 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lawrence County is $465 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $547 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $654 a month.

Cities in this county include: New Castle, Ellwood City, New Wilmington, Oakwood, New Beaver, New Castle Northwest, Oakland, Bessemer, Ellport, New Bedford.

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

2012 air pollution in Lawrence County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.222 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20.3 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,916
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,261 (70% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 132
  • 1990 to 1994: 128
  • 1985 to 1989: 101
  • 1980 to 1984: 53
  • 1975 to 1979: 64
  • 1970 to 1974: 103
  • 1970 to 1974: 147
  • 1965 to 1969: 533

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 29,737
  • One, attached: 841
  • Two: 1,729
  • 3 or 4: 1,331
  • 5 to 9: 1,120
  • 10 to 19: 398
  • 20 or more: 1,121
  • Mobile homes: 3,330
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 28

Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 12,008 (1,083 second mortgage, 1,911 home equity loan, 80 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,236

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lawrence County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic25,11311
Mainline Protestant13,99059
Evangelical Protestant11,73976
Other1,1544
Orthodox7617
Black Protestant7387
None37,613-
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: 15
Lawrence County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Lawrence County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 59
This county:

6.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

9.9%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

28.1%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Lawrence County:

Average size of farms: 124 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,808
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.32%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.45%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,636
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 54.12%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.26%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $145,126
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.44
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 33.96%
Corn for grain: 12327 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2195 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5454 harvested acres
Vegetables: 298 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 108 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 35.3 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 60.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 271.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 230.4 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.0 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:

  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances, Incident Period: September 8, 2004 to September 9, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1555): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to September 12, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1485): August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1485, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorms, Incident Period: January 29, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3026): January 29, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3026, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-340): June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Italy (25%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Romania (4%)
  • Poland (4%)

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

  • Italian (26%)
  • German (22%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)

Lawrence County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 33,987 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 3,197 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 275 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,342 (3%)
  • Other means: 220 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,186 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 965 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 936 people in nursing homes
  • 232 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 198 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 146 people in religious group quarters
  • 130 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 111 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 99 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 99 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 90 people in other group homes
  • 37 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children

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

  • 1,037 people in college/university student housing
  • 735 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 223 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 89 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 58 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,042.

3.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.11%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.90% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($20,596 average AGI)
1.21% relocated from other states ($12,383 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

1.21%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Beaver County, PA  0.51% ($28,277 average AGI)
from Mercer County, PA  0.37% ($36,656)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.33% ($35,302)
from Butler County, PA  0.27% ($34,674)
from Mahoning County, OH  0.13% ($23,478)
from Trumbull County, OH  0.05% ($46,579)
from Erie County, PA  0.05% ($37,222)


3.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.64%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($283 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

1.98% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($18,938 average AGI)
1.62% relocated to other states ($27,928 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

1.62%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  0.44% ($34,853 average AGI)
to Mercer County, PA  0.43% ($41,658)
to Beaver County, PA  0.38% ($31,246)
to Butler County, PA  0.34% ($36,319)
to Mahoning County, OH  0.16% ($32,965)
to Trumbull County, OH  0.05% ($29,158)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.05% ($27,842)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lawrence County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
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: 20,218 (17,086 aged, 3,132 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,302 (6%)

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, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2080)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1127)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1068)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (761)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (607)
  • Unspecified dementia (510)
  • Congestive heart failure (443)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (389)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (361)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (361)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17390.28
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 381.260
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68163.51

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 997.750
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1255.270
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.91
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90.51

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.08
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 115.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 79.8
  • Other - 35.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 88,869
  • In family households: 74,688 (17,884 male householders, 6,968 female householders)
    18,546 spouses, 25,233 children (23,546 natural, 477 adopted, 1,210 stepchildren), 1,884 grandchildren, 553 brothers or sisters, 815 parents, 611 other relatives, 1,732 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,181 (5,421 male householders (4,505 living alone)), 6,853 female householders (6,215 living alone)), 1,907 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,239 (976 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,677 2-persons, 5,884 3-persons, 4,408 4-persons, 1,904 5-persons, 648 6-persons, 331 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,720 1-person, 1,332 2-persons, 131 3-persons, 67 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

14,924 married couples with children.
5,020 single-parent households (1,076 men, 3,944 women).

95.0% of residents of Lawrence County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $657,795,000 ($7045 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $12,121,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $310,098,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $192,843,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,330,000
Federal grants: $111,849,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,923,000 ($3,426,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $28,752,000 ($3,233,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $896,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,384,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,540,000

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

Births: 5,192
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,169
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +106
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -859
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lawrence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.63 millions of gallons per day (5% from ground, 95% 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

  • 2005 or later: 177
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,627
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,452
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,065
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,534
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,672
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,008
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,305
  • 1939 or earlier: 11,796
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 80
  • 3 rooms: 358
  • 4 rooms: 3,017
  • 5 rooms: 6,557
  • 6 rooms: 9,206
  • 7 rooms: 4,552
  • 8 rooms: 2,812
  • 9+ rooms: 2,076
  • 1 room: 235
  • 2 rooms: 364
  • 3 rooms: 1,530
  • 4 rooms: 2,188
  • 5 rooms: 2,014
  • 6 rooms: 1,225
  • 7 rooms: 464
  • 8 rooms: 231
  • 9+ rooms: 180
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 654
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,144
  • 3 bedrooms: 16,183
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,921
  • 5+ bedrooms: 754
  • no bedroom: 281
  • 1 bedroom: 2,263
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,341
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,041
  • 4 bedrooms: 386
  • 5+ bedrooms: 119
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,503
  • 1 vehicle: 8,509
  • 2 vehicles: 12,648
  • 3 vehicles: 4,445
  • 4 vehicles: 1,047
  • 5+ vehicles: 508
  • no vehicle: 2,068
  • 1 vehicle: 4,357
  • 2 vehicles: 1,643
  • 3 vehicles: 289
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 29

68% of Lawrence County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Pennsylvania.

Lawrence County:

68.2%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 80385
  • Northeast: 1874
  • Midwest: 6481
  • South: 3234
  • West: 1042

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $43,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (61.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23.9%)
  • Electricity (9.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Utility gas (64.5%)
  • Electricity (18.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 530
Here:

5.1%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 254
Here:

5.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,437
Here:

41.1%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,040
  • Number of aged recipients: 219
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,821
  • Number of recipients under 18: 542
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,022
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 476
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,003
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,570
Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lawrence County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lawrence County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,45380.4 years
John1,37375.4 years
William1,02174.2 years
Joseph78574.8 years
James75973.2 years
Robert67270.9 years
Charles58575.0 years
Helen58279.9 years
Frank55876.0 years
Anna55181.8 years
Most common last names in Lawrence County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith25476.2 years
Miller23376.3 years
Brown18777.2 years
Shaffer16478.2 years
Jones15275.1 years
Wilson13876.9 years
Williams12574.4 years
Houk12476.6 years
Thompson12076.8 years
Johnson11177.8 years
Businesses in Lawrence County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Little Caesars Pizza1
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2MasterBrand Cabinets7
Arby's3McDonald's4
AutoZone2Nike5
Baskin-Robbins1Payless1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS2Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack2
Curves2Rite Aid3
Dairy Queen2Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts2Sears3
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx5Subway8
GNC2Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile3
Goodwill2Taco Bell2
H&R Block4Toyota1
Honda1True Value2
KFC2U-Haul5
Kincaid1UPS8
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture2YMCA1

Lawrence County on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"