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Lawson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lawson had a population of 2,452 as of July 1, 2015.

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, 2015.

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City of Lawson, MO Boundary Map

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Lawson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,452
Population in Households 2,420
Population in Familes 2,157
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density1 968
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 873
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 684
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 659 (70.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $139,386
Average Home Value $157,322


Median Household Income $61,504
Average Household Income $67,643
Per Capita Income $24,059
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% 0.04%
Households -0.07% 0.11%
Families 0.22% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.81%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


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, 2015 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 # 228 78th
Population Density1 # 401 61st
Diversity Index2 # 631 39th
Median Household Income # 110 89th
Per Capita Income # 273 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.