Lawrence, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Lawrence, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lawrence had a population of 1,011 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Lawrence, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,011
Population in Households 1,002
Population in Familes 803
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 590
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $36,546
Average Household Income $46,216
Per Capita Income $18,029


Total Housing Units 444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 141 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $102,273
Average Home Value $148,529


Total Households 378
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 247
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.18% 0.14%
Households 0.23% 0.16%
Families -0.19% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   4.16%

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, 2018 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 # 426 39th
Population Density # 482 30th
Diversity Index # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 603 13th
Per Capita Income # 644 7th

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