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Lawrence, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

Lawrence,MA index of house prices

Total population: 78,197 (Urban population: 72,043, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 26,203 (24,566 occupied: 7,624 owner occupied, 16,942 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

69%
State:

38%

Housing density: 3,765 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $189,672.

Median contract rent in 2016: $504 (lower quartile is $354, upper quartile is $595)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,342


Median gross rent in Lawrence, MA in 2016: $607

Housing units in Lawrence with a mortgage: 5,658 (535 second mortgage, 272 home equity loan, 161 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,966

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $77,170

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $56,150

Median monthly housing costs: $1,080


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Lawrence, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $250,200 (it was $116,400 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$250,200
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $189,100 - $298,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $237,088
Here:

$237,088
State:

$451,214

Townhouses or other attached units: $202,534
Here:

$202,534
State:

$418,838

In 2-unit structures: $283,594
Here:

$283,594
State:

$444,053

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $232,214
Here:

$232,214
State:

$427,048

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,432
Here:

$115,432
State:

$429,965

Mobile homes: $179,509
Here:

$179,509
State:

$84,552
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1939

Household type by relationship:

Households: 80,216
  • In family households: 69,293 (5,446 male householders, 11,520 female householders)
    7,178 spouses, 29,173 children (28,307 natural, 535 adopted, 331 stepchildren), 3,495 grandchildren, 2,163 brothers or sisters, 3,196 parents, 3,143 other relatives, 3,979 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,675 (3,932 male householders (3,455 living alone)), 3,668 female householders (3,335 living alone)), 2,075 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,248

Size of family households: 4,389 2-persons, 4,855 3-persons, 4,444 4-persons, 1,911 5-persons, 634 6-persons, 733 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,790 1-person, 321 2-persons, 207 3-persons, 282 4-persons.

6,338 married couples with children.
11,494 single-parent households (558 men, 10,936 women).

23.5% of residents of Lawrence speak English at home.
73.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 32,285 (40.2%)
(49.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lawrence, Massachusetts:

  • 40no bedroom
  • 2441 bedroom
  • 1,2112 bedrooms
  • 4,4233 bedrooms
  • 1,3524 bedrooms
  • 3545+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Massachusetts:

  • 1,224no bedroom
  • 3,6541 bedroom
  • 6,7712 bedrooms
  • 4,4923 bedrooms
  • 7434 bedrooms
  • 585+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 295no vehicle
  • 2,8471 vehicle
  • 2,9802 vehicles
  • 8493 vehicles
  • 4944 vehicles
  • 1595+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population

Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in renter-occupied apartments

  • 6,939no vehicle
  • 7,2601 vehicle
  • 2,0012 vehicles
  • 6403 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 1025+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence, Massachusetts:

  • 01 room
  • 402 rooms
  • 1433 rooms
  • 4114 rooms
  • 1,9815 rooms
  • 1,9266 rooms
  • 1,8477 rooms
  • 6108 rooms
  • 6669+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Massachusetts:

  • 1,2241 room
  • 3112 rooms
  • 3,7003 rooms
  • 3,8014 rooms
  • 4,1375 rooms
  • 2,7166 rooms
  • 6147 rooms
  • 3308 rooms
  • 1099+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Lawrence, MA household income distribution

  • Lawrence, MA household income distribution
  • 4,151Less than $10,000
  • 2,304$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,241$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,316$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,579$25,000 to $29,999
  • 908$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,135$35,000 to $39,999
  • 964$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,102$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,888$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,352$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,816$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,497$100,000 to $124,999
  • 569$125,000 to $149,999
  • 693$150,000 to $199,999
  • 51$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lawrence, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Lawrence, MA
  • 60Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 6$20,000 to $24,999
  • 12$25,000 to $29,999
  • 34$40,000 to $49,999
  • 5$50,000 to $59,999
  • 118$60,000 to $69,999
  • 39$70,000 to $79,999
  • 21$80,000 to $89,999
  • 24$90,000 to $99,999
  • 407$100,000 to $124,999
  • 381$125,000 to $149,999
  • 555$150,000 to $174,999
  • 538$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,177$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,485$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,206$300,000 to $399,999
  • 207$400,000 to $499,999
  • 68$500,000 to $749,999
  • 36$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lawrence, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Lawrence, MA
  • 344Less than $100
  • 146$100 to $149
  • 750$150 to $199
  • 724$200 to $249
  • 757$250 to $299
  • 244$300 to $349
  • 346$350 to $399
  • 305$400 to $449
  • 32$450 to $499
  • 665$500 to $549
  • 123$550 to $599
  • 444$600 to $649
  • 424$650 to $699
  • 769$700 to $749
  • 801$750 to $799
  • 2,062$800 to $899
  • 2,056$900 to $999
  • 4,196$1,000 to $1,249
  • 879$1,250 to $1,499
  • 578$1,500 to $1,999
  • 297No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9,4932010 or later
  • 9,8992000 to 2009
  • 8,3791990 to 1999
  • 8,0941980 to 1989
  • 2,6561970 to 1979
  • 1,772Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Lawrence population
Lawrence commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 892
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,215
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,190
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,298
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,626
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 757
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,862
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 712
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,491
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,087
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,768
  • 90 or more minutes: 923
Lawrence, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 64.1%
Number of people working at home: 645 (2.0% of all workers)

Lawrence mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 21,430 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 3,199 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 412 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 12 (0%)
  • Railroad: 13 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,417 (5%)
  • Bicycle: 76 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,343 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 947 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Italian: 1,444
 Irish: 1,404
 African: 808
 American: 692
 French Canadian: 528
 French (except Basque): 398
 English: 297
 Haitian: 257
 German: 220
 Brazilian: 205
 Portuguese: 181
 Jamaican: 155
 Polish: 149
 Canadian: 129
 Lebanese: 129
 European: 118
 Kenyan: 103
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 87
 Cape Verdean: 82
 Scottish: 60
 Scotch-Irish: 51
 Arab: 43
 Sudanese: 38
 British West Indian: 35
 British: 27
 Swedish: 25
 Lithuanian: 19
 Czech: 15
 Syrian: 13
 Greek: 13
 Eastern European: 9
 West Indian: 8
 Russian: 8
 Ukrainian: 5
 Iraqi: 3
 Jordanian: 3
 Armenian: 2

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

  • 75%Dominican Republic
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 2%Vietnam
  • 2%Cambodia
  • 2%Ecuador
  • 1%El Salvador
  • 1%Dominica

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

  • This state: 32,721
  • Other state: 5,670
  • Northeast: 4,390
  • Midwest: 84
  • South: 519
  • West: 677

86% of Lawrence residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Massachusetts.

Lawrence:

86.3%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,928
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,177
  • 5th and 6th grade: 452
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,613
  • 9th grade: 1,308
  • 10th grade: 609
  • 11th grade: 793
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 893
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,049
  • Less than 1 year of college: 935
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,910
  • Associate degree: 736
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,650
  • Master's degree: 471
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 63

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,077
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,227
  • 5th and 6th grade: 791
  • 7th and 8th grade: 2,180
  • 9th grade: 943
  • 10th grade: 1,205
  • 11th grade: 749
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 982
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,400
  • Less than 1 year of college: 802
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,955
  • Associate degree: 1,503
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,061
  • Master's degree: 919
  • Professional school degree: 61
  • Doctorate degree: 43

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 15.8%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.8%Males
  • 4.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 18.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 18.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.2%Males
  • 17.0%Females
Lawrence marital status for males
Lawrence marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,665
  • One, attached: 1,942
  • Two: 3,200
  • 3 or 4: 7,286
  • 5 to 9: 2,514
  • 10 to 19: 1,436
  • 20 to 49: 1,212
  • 50 or more: 2,865
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 83

Median worth of mobile homes: $194,169

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Lawrence:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lawrence
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.1%)
  • Electricity (6.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (68.7%)
  • Electricity (25.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 600
Here:

6.5%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 496
Here:

9.2%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,400
Here:

29.0%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)