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Lawrence, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $282,300 (it was $116,400 in 2000)
Lawrence:

$282,300
Massachusetts:

$385,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $194,900 - $355,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $280,968
Here:

$280,968
State:

$481,855

Townhouses or other attached units: $261,023
Here:

$261,023
State:

$464,513

In 2-unit structures: $293,694
Here:

$293,694
State:

$452,265

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $692,760
Here:

$692,760
State:

$450,840

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $82,428
Here:

$82,428
State:

$471,079

Lawrence,MA index of house prices

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

Houses: 27,561 (25,836 occupied: 6,741 owner occupied, 19,095 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

74%
State:

38%

Housing density: 3,960 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $128,036.

Median contract rent in 2017: $504 (lower quartile is $708, upper quartile is $1,190)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $1,345


Median gross rent in Lawrence, MA in 2017: $607

Housing units in Lawrence with a mortgage: 5,621 (169 second mortgage, 342 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,120

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $80,536

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $47,267

Median monthly housing costs: $1,193


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Lawrence, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1948

Median year apartment built: 1947

Household type by relationship:

Households: 80,183
  • In family households: 70,552 (6,407 male householders, 12,647 female householders)
    8,762 spouses, 29,649 children (28,400 natural, 811 adopted, 438 stepchildren), 2,627 grandchildren, 2,673 brothers or sisters, 3,478 parents, 2,492 other relatives, 1,817 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,359 (3,563 male householders (2,586 living alone)), 3,219 female householders (2,803 living alone)), 1,577 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,272

Size of family households: 6,083 2-persons, 4,178 3-persons, 5,369 4-persons, 1,780 5-persons, 526 6-persons, 1,118 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,389 1-person, 1,176 2-persons, 100 3-persons, 117 4-persons.

7,657 married couples with children.
11,326 single-parent households (1,599 men, 9,727 women).

23.1% of residents of Lawrence speak English at home.
79.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 40% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 30,383 (37.9%)
(55.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 270no bedroom
  • 2061 bedroom
  • 1,4142 bedrooms
  • 3,9583 bedrooms
  • 6644 bedrooms
  • 2295+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 973no bedroom
  • 3,6411 bedroom
  • 6,6062 bedrooms
  • 6,0153 bedrooms
  • 1,6774 bedrooms
  • 1835+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 329no vehicle
  • 2,5101 vehicle
  • 2,8562 vehicles
  • 5443 vehicles
  • 4564 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lawrence in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5,497no vehicle
  • 9,6381 vehicle
  • 3,0112 vehicles
  • 6093 vehicles
  • 3404 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 2701 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 1,0694 rooms
  • 1,4525 rooms
  • 1,8266 rooms
  • 7697 rooms
  • 1,0088 rooms
  • 3479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 9731 room
  • 6132 rooms
  • 3,1863 rooms
  • 4,3824 rooms
  • 6,3075 rooms
  • 2,3006 rooms
  • 9537 rooms
  • 1138 rooms
  • 2689+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 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
  • Lawrence, MA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Lawrence, MA in 2017
  • 2,681Less than $10,000
  • 2,500$10,000 to $19,999
  • 3,299$20,000 to $29,999
  • 3,906$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,870$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,334$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,949$60,000 to $74,999
  • 2,358$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,361$100,000 to $124,999
  • 247$125,000 to $149,999
  • 537$150,000 to $199,999
  • 794$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Lawrence, MA

  • Distribution of house value in Lawrence, MA in 2017
  • 42Less than $10,000
  • 11$10,000 to $14,999
  • 8$15,000 to $19,999
  • 34$20,000 to $24,999
  • 6$25,000 to $29,999
  • 20$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2$50,000 to $59,999
  • 263$60,000 to $69,999
  • 180$70,000 to $79,999
  • 21$80,000 to $89,999
  • 10$90,000 to $99,999
  • 259$100,000 to $124,999
  • 347$125,000 to $149,999
  • 528$150,000 to $174,999
  • 358$175,000 to $199,999
  • 1,013$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,212$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,194$300,000 to $399,999
  • 228$400,000 to $499,999
  • 70$500,000 to $749,999
  • 52$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Lawrence, MA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lawrence, MA in 2017
  • 53Less than $100
  • 654$100 to $149
  • 206$150 to $199
  • 1,148$200 to $249
  • 764$250 to $299
  • 172$300 to $349
  • 153$350 to $399
  • 253$400 to $449
  • 331$500 to $549
  • 159$550 to $599
  • 297$600 to $649
  • 186$650 to $699
  • 645$700 to $749
  • 230$750 to $799
  • 2,297$800 to $899
  • 3,087$900 to $999
  • 4,655$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,379$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,002$1,500 to $1,999
  • 187$2,000 to $2,499
  • 39$2,500 to $2,999
  • 73$3,500 or more
  • 125No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 71.6%
Number of people working at home: 855 (2.2% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 862
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,511
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,354
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 12,453
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 8,325
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,801
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,054
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 863
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,045
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,268
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 725
  • 90 or more minutes: 330
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lawrence

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,004 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,734 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 466 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 25 (0%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,050 (4%)
  • Bicycle: 87 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,300 (5%)
  • Worked at home: 942 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 15.0%Males
  • 12.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.1%Males
  • 16.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 7.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 9.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.1%Males
  • 6.3%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 11,6072010 or later
  • 9,8362000 to 2009
  • 6,7811990 to 1999
  • 8,0941980 to 1989
  • 2,6561970 to 1979
  • 1,772Before 1970
Ancestries in Lawrence, MA

First ancestries reported:

  • Irish: 1,418 (2.2%)
  • Italian: 1,320 (2.1%)
  • African: 718 (1.1%)
  • American: 696 (1.1%)
  • French Canadian: 524 (0.8%)
  • French: 387 (0.6%)
  • English: 280 (0.4%)
  • Haitian: 236 (0.4%)
  • Brazilian: 230 (0.4%)
  • German: 222 (0.3%)
  • Portuguese: 179 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 149 (0.2%)
  • European: 144 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 134 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 126 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 121 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 119 (0.2%)
  • Cape Verdean: 98 (0.2%)
  • Kenyan: 83 (0.1%)
  • Scottish: 56 (0.09%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 47 (0.07%)
  • Arab: 44 (0.07%)
  • British West Indian: 38 (0.06%)
  • Swedish: 29 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 28 (0.04%)
  • British: 24 (0.04%)
  • Lithuanian: 20 (0.03%)
  • Greek: 14 (0.02%)
  • Sudanese: 14 (0.02%)
  • Czech: 13 (0.02%)
  • Eastern European: 10 (0.02%)
  • Russian: 7 (0.01%)
  • West Indian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Jordanian: 6 (0.01%)
  • Ukrainian: 4 (0.01%)

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

Dominican Republic
Lawrence:

82.5% (27,787)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Guatemala
Lawrence:

4.5% (1,524)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Vietnam
Lawrence:

1.7% (560)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

Cambodia
Lawrence:

1.6% (529)
Massachusetts:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 35,724
  • Other state: 6,613
  • Northeast: 4,677
  • Midwest: 313
  • South: 1,187
  • West: 436

85.8% of Lawrence residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.1% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53.9% lived in Massachusetts.


Lawrence:

85.8%
State average:

86.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 497
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,649
  • 5th and 6th grade: 780
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,608
  • 9th grade: 625
  • 10th grade: 977
  • 11th grade: 599
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 907
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,811
  • Less than 1 year of college: 848
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,849
  • Associate degree: 597
  • Bachelor's degree: 1,573
  • Master's degree: 141
  • Professional school degree: 100
  • Doctorate degree: 211
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 560
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 1,246
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,838
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,628
  • 9th grade: 368
  • 10th grade: 561
  • 11th grade: 1,695
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 669
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,873
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,435
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,403
  • Associate degree: 1,445
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,039
  • Master's degree: 704
  • Professional school degree: 135
  • Doctorate degree: 202
Educational Attainment for Females
Lawrence marital status for males
Lawrence marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,008
  • One, attached: 2,613
  • Two: 4,040
  • 3 or 4: 8,032
  • 5 to 9: 1,260
  • 10 to 19: 1,892
  • 20 to 49: 2,057
  • 50 or more: 2,610
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Median worth of mobile homes: $202,095

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 0.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Lawrence
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lawrence, MA
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lawrence, MA
  • 70.7%Utility gas
  • 22.0%Electricity
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 721
Here:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 860
Here:

15.2%
Massachusetts:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 991
Here:

21.9%
Massachusetts:

47.7%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
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