Lawson, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Lawson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lawson had a population of 2,475 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Lawson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,475
Population in Households 2,444
Population in Familes 2,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density1 991
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $69,179
Average Household Income $77,881
Per Capita Income $27,432


Total Housing Units 929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 649 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $146,463
Average Home Value $191,564


Total Households 869
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 679
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.01% 0.1%
Households -0.1% 0.05%
Families 0.05% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.25%

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, 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 # 227 78th
Population Density # 381 63rd
Diversity Index # 641 38th
Median Household Income # 106 90th
Per Capita Income # 261 75th

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