Lawrence, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lawrence, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lawrence had a population of 1,011 as of July 1, 2017. Lawrence ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lawrence is located at latitude 42.215 and longitude -86.0575 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lawrence (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 689 feet.

The Village of Lawrence (GNIS ID: 2398402) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Lawrence is located within Township of Lawrence, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawrence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lawrence, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,011
Daytime Population: Workers 749
Daytime Population: Residents 612
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,361
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 1,002
Population in Familes 810
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 590
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $36,345
Average Household Income $44,965
Per Capita Income $17,409


Total Housing Units 442 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $91,768
Average Home Value $127,632


Total Households 376
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.21% 0.08%
Households 0.18% 0.11%
Families -0.22% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Lawrence, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawrence to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 428 38th
Population Density # 482 30th
Diversity Index # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 595 14th
Per Capita Income # 644 7th

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