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Lawrence County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2019: 44,164 (24% urban, 76% rural); it was 39,926 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,765
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,425
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,934
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,085 (it was 3,546 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 617 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lawrence County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.2%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 46%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Lawrence County, TN (2019)
    • 40,912102.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0352.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7351.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6291.6%Two or more races
    • 2450.6%Some other race alone
    • 2400.6%Asian alone
    • 1690.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 760.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Males: 21,613  (48.9%)
Females: 22,551  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Lawrence County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,864 ($30,498 in 1999)
This county:

$45,864
Tennessee:

$56,071

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $464 (lower quartile is $386, upper quartile is $596)
This county:

$464
State:

$716


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $129,119 (it was $72,800 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$129,119
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,711 - $204,696
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,016
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $347

Institutionalized population: 389

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 137
  • Burglaries: 260
  • Thefts: 296
  • Auto thefts: 59

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 126
  • Burglaries: 275
  • Thefts: 280
  • Auto thefts: 53
Lawrence County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $61,600
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,900
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $72,900
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2018: 7 buildings, average cost: $235,600
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $235,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Lawrence, TN residents
Average permit cost in Lawrence, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $809 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $732 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Lawrence, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lawrence, TN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lawrence, TN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.4%
Lawrence County:

15.4%
Tennessee:

13.9%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.4% for Black residents, 23.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.3% for American Indian residents, 68.2% for other race residents, 29.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.6 years old
(Males: 38.3 years old, Females: 40.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.4 years old, Black residents: 44.8 years old, American Indian residents: 18.8 years old, Asian residents: 32.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.9 years old, Other race residents: 6.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lawrence County is $355 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lawrenceburg, Summertown, Leoma, Deerfield, Five Points, Loretto, St. Joseph, Ethridge, Iron City.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2018 air pollution in Lawrence County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lawrence County: Pleasant Valley (A), Haw (B), Thorne Store (C), Center Point (D), Sam Davis Monument (E), Round Hill (F), Dodson Siding (G), Mud Bottom (H), Shore (I), Riversburg Station (J), Milky Way Farm (K), Luda Siding (L), Hillcrest Golf and Country Club (M), Milky Way (N), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Rose Hill (O), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Anthony Hill (P), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Frankewing (Q), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Prospect (R), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Brick Church (S), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Richland (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lawrence County include: Ephesus Church (A), Bethel Church of Christ (B), Frankewing Presbyterian Church (C), Frankewing United Methodist Church (D), Round Hill Missionary Baptist Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Oak Grove Church (G), Poplar Hill Church (H), Young Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hopkins Cemetery (1), Salem Cemetery (2), Houze Cemetery (3), Tarpley Cemetery (4), Thomas Cemetery (5), Thompson Cemetery (6), Thornton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Godfrey Lake (A), Sanders Lake (B), Painter Pond (C), Clear Creek Lake (D), Echo Lake (E), Lake Galilee (F), Lakeview Lake (G), Lake Logan (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mack Branch (A), Lynn Creek (B), Locke Branch (C), Little Creek (D), Liberty Branch (E), Leatherwood Creek (F), Ball Branch (G), Anderson Creek (H), Agnew Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cleburne County, Arkansas , Cleveland County, Oklahoma , Haskell County, Oklahoma , Pulaski County, Arkansas , Warren County , Rabun County, Georgia .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Unemployment by year in Lawrence, TN
County total employment by year in Lawrence, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Lawrence, TN

Current college students: 1,058
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 518 (52.8% naturalized citizens)

Lawrence County:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 972010 or later
  • 2302000 to 2009
  • 681990 to 1999
  • 451980 to 1989
  • 311970 to 1979
  • 92Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 14,694
  • One, attached: 220
  • Two: 545
  • 3 or 4: 127
  • 5 to 9: 338
  • 10 to 19: 221
  • 20 to 49: 75
  • 50 or more: 50
  • Mobile homes: 2,187
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 57

Housing units in Lawrence County with a mortgage: 6,138 (23 second mortgage, 517 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,232

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lawrence County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,055106
Mainline Protestant3,00521
Catholic1,2003
Other5632
None16,046-
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: 9
Lawrence County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Lawrence County:

7.58 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

13.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

30.3%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Lawrence County:

Average size of farms: 126 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,858
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.79%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,017
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.85%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,991
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.96%
Corn for grain: 12374 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2076 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13834 harvested acres
Vegetables: 113 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 20 acres

Tornado activity:

Lawrence County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 1610426.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 48 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/18/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawrence County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 216% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 110.7 miles away from Lawrence County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 169.0 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 181.5 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:

  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 3, 2020 - May 4, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4550-TN: July 9, 2020, FEMA Id: 4550, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2014 to June 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4189: August 13, 2014, FEMA Id: 4189, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1909: May 04, 2010, FEMA Id: 1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Lawrence

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,679 (81.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,126 (8.6%)
  • Bus: 31 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 315 (2.4%)
  • Walked: 372 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 660 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • India (21%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Russia (5%)
  • Austria (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lawrence County


  • American (40%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Pennsylvania German (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
312 people in nursing homes
53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 267 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,793.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,103 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.85% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($21,407 average AGI)
2.12% relocated from other states ($16,696 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

2.12%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Maury County, TN  0.71% ($39,030 average AGI)
from Giles County, TN  0.44% ($35,726)
from Lauderdale County, AL  0.37% ($27,846)
from Wayne County, TN  0.25% ($34,114)
from Davidson County, TN  0.23% ($51,719)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.22% ($36,290)
from Lewis County, TN  0.19% ($11,615)


3.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,891 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.91%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.40% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($20,529 average AGI)
1.51% relocated to other states ($13,363 average AGI)
Lawrence County:

1.51%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Maury County, TN  0.64% ($30,753 average AGI)
to Giles County, TN  0.42% ($29,224)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.35% ($43,939)
to Wayne County, TN  0.22% ($23,667)
to Davidson County, TN  0.19% ($31,269)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.17% ($30,542)
to Lewis County, TN  0.16% ($31,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Lawrence County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Lawrence County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,103 (6,293 aged, 1,810 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 967 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Lawrence County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (904)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (762)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (598)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (505)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (489)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (360)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (251)
  • Unspecified dementia (130)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (73)
  • Congestive heart failure (60)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.45
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,946
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 240
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 41,300

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,294
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,151
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 58

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.4
  • Other - 42.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 44,164
  • Male householders: 8,119 (1,799 living alone), Female householders: 8,192 (2,627 living alone)
  • 8,654 spouses (8,601 opposite-sex spouses), 948 unmarried partners, (911 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,499 children (12,117 natural, 489 adopted, 897 stepchildren), 1,541 grandchildren, 408 brothers or sisters, 427 parents, 184 foster children, 901 other relatives, 786 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 488

Size of family households: 4,996 2-persons, 2,577 3-persons, 2,022 4-persons, 849 5-persons, 362 6-persons, 365 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,426 1-person, 632 2-persons, 81 3-persons.

6,964 married couples with children.
2,268 single-parent households (567 men, 1,701 women).

94.7% of residents of Lawrence speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
3.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $270,038,000 ($6,608 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,757,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $117,393,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $57,473,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,535,000
Federal grants: $82,649,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,969,000 ($246,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,018,000 ($719,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,367,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,502,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,028,000

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

Births: 3,078
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,248
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +76
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +313
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Lawrence County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.25 millions of gallons per day (55% from ground, 45% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • 7762014 or later
  • 4692010 to 2013
  • 2,3712000 to 2009
  • 3,1611990 to 1999
  • 2,4711980 to 1989
  • 3,0531970 to 1979
  • 2,4181960 to 1969
  • 1,7171950 to 1959
  • 8051940 to 1949
  • 1,2511939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • 771 room
  • 622 rooms
  • 3033 rooms
  • 1,0394 rooms
  • 2,6885 rooms
  • 3,0466 rooms
  • 2,0897 rooms
  • 1,2778 rooms
  • 1,7219+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • 731 room
  • 1562 rooms
  • 6013 rooms
  • 9254 rooms
  • 1,1005 rooms
  • 5766 rooms
  • 2767 rooms
  • 1248 rooms
  • 1559+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • 75no bedroom
  • 2431 bedroom
  • 2,0162 bedrooms
  • 7,0733 bedrooms
  • 2,2494 bedrooms
  • 6355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence County, Tennessee
  • 72no bedroom
  • 5931 bedroom
  • 1,5362 bedrooms
  • 1,4883 bedrooms
  • 2064 bedrooms
  • 985+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 516no vehicle
  • 2,4831 vehicle
  • 4,5502 vehicles
  • 2,9313 vehicles
  • 1,3884 vehicles
  • 5275+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 479no vehicle
  • 1,9551 vehicle
  • 1,1282 vehicles
  • 3753 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

90.6% of Lawrence County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Tennessee.

Lawrence County:

90.6%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 31,536
  • Other state: 11,606
  • Northeast: 815
  • Midwest: 3,760
  • South: 6,263
  • West: 718
Year householders moved into unit in Lawrence County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 34.1%Utility gas
  • 13.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.7%Electricity
  • 20.6%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 949
Here:

18.8%
Tennessee:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 323
Here:

14.7%
Tennessee:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 195
Here:

13.7%
Tennessee:

23.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lawrence County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,404,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,062,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,436,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $826,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,082,000
    Regular Highways: $817,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,917,000
    Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,037,000
    Health - Other: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,738,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,492,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,482,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $864,000
    General Public Buildings: $491,000
    Libraries: $317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
    General Local Government Support: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,687,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $74,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $107,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $367,000
    Education: $278,000
    Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,524,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $548,000
    General Revenue - Other: $363,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $202,000
    Rents: $104,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,480,000
    Regular Highways: $82,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,548,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $47,129,000
    Highways: $2,664,000
    Other: $2,258,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
    Health and Hospitals: $321,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,734,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,629,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $909,000
    Other Selective Sales: $323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $299,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $157,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000
    Other License: $4,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,284,000

Lawrence County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,404,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,062,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,436,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $826,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,082,000
    Regular Highways: $817,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,917,000
    Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,037,000
    Health - Other: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,738,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,492,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,482,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $864,000
    General Public Buildings: $491,000
    Libraries: $317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
    General Local Government Support: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,687,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $74,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $107,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $367,000
    Education: $278,000
    Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,524,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $548,000
    General Revenue - Other: $363,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $202,000
    Rents: $104,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,480,000
    Regular Highways: $82,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,548,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $47,129,000
    Highways: $2,664,000
    Other: $2,258,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
    Health and Hospitals: $321,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,734,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,629,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $909,000
    Other Selective Sales: $323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $299,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $157,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000
    Other License: $4,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,284,000

Lawrence County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,404,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,062,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,436,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $826,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,082,000
    Regular Highways: $817,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,917,000
    Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,037,000
    Health - Other: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,738,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,492,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,482,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $864,000
    General Public Buildings: $491,000
    Libraries: $317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
    General Local Government Support: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,687,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $74,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $107,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $367,000
    Education: $278,000
    Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,524,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $548,000
    General Revenue - Other: $363,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $202,000
    Rents: $104,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,480,000
    Regular Highways: $82,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,548,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $47,129,000
    Highways: $2,664,000
    Other: $2,258,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
    Health and Hospitals: $321,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,734,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,629,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $909,000
    Other Selective Sales: $323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $299,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $157,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000
    Other License: $4,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,284,000

Lawrence County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,404,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,062,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,436,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $826,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,082,000
    Regular Highways: $817,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,917,000
    Regular Highways: $4,498,000
    Police Protection: $3,771,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,037,000
    Health - Other: $2,476,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,738,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,492,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,482,000
    Financial Administration: $1,061,000
    General - Other: $864,000
    General Public Buildings: $491,000
    Libraries: $317,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    Air Transportation: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $176,000
    General Local Government Support: $71,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,379,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,687,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $74,000
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $107,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $367,000
    Education: $278,000
    Other: $46,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,666,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,524,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $548,000
    General Revenue - Other: $363,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $202,000
    Rents: $104,000
    Interest Earnings: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,480,000
    Regular Highways: $82,000
    General - Other: $78,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,548,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,254,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $47,129,000
    Highways: $2,664,000
    Other: $2,258,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,000,000
    Health and Hospitals: $321,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,734,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,629,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $909,000
    Other Selective Sales: $323,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $299,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $157,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000
    Other License: $4,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,284,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,208
  • Number of aged recipients: 138
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,070
  • Number of recipients under 18: 133
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 788
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 287
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 556
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 497
Most common first names in Lawrence County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James38071.3 years
William34674.5 years
Mary27079.1 years
John26575.7 years
Robert16371.9 years
Charles13469.3 years
Thomas9971.9 years
Annie9082.1 years
Willie8976.5 years
George8375.5 years
Most common last names in Lawrence County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith24374.2 years
Brown9973.2 years
Davis9177.8 years
Williams9175.2 years
White8176.0 years
Johnson8078.1 years
Moore7976.3 years
Staggs7869.6 years
Martin7170.6 years
Jones6973.3 years
Businesses in Lawrence County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Nike3
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In2
Dairy Queen1Sears1
FedEx3Subway2
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill6Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value1
Hardee's2U-Haul4
KFC1UPS4
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Kroger1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1