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Lawson, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Lawson had a population of 2,455 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lawson is located at latitude 39.433 and longitude -94.2203 in Ray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Ray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Lawson are located in Ray County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Clay County.

The City of Lawson (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lawson is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ray County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawson 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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Lawson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,455
Daytime Population: Workers 660
Daytime Population: Residents 1,229
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 2,424
Population in Familes 2,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 983
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $65,484
Average Household Income $75,854
Per Capita Income $26,675


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 636 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $142,662
Average Home Value $182,457


Total Households 861
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 672
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 -0.1% -0.22%
Households -0.24% -0.33%
Families -0.08% -0.36%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Lawson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 229 78th
Population Density # 381 63rd
Diversity Index # 617 40th
Median Household Income # 109 90th
Per Capita Income # 252 76th

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