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Lawson, Missouri - Basic Facts

Lawson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Lawson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ray County at latitude 39.4383 and longitude -94.2041. Ray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,066 feet.

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Lawson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,439
Population in Households 2,408
Population in Familes 2,145
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 963
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 868
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 678
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 926 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 656 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $135,846
Average Home Value $151,105


Median Household Income $60,092
Average Household Income $67,968
Per Capita Income $24,168
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.33% -0.27%
Households -0.22% -0.21%
Families 0.07% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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, 2014 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 # 403 61st
Diversity Index2 # 663 37th
Median Household Income # 103 90th
Per Capita Income # 243 77th

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