Lawrence County MO Information


Lawrence County Subdivisions

Lawrence County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 39,016
Daytime Population: Workers 11,512
Daytime Population: Residents 22,149
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33,661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 38,457
Population in Familes 31,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 559
Population Density2 64
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $39,198
Average Household Income $52,177
Per Capita Income $20,076


Total Housing Units 16,649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,477 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,344 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,828 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $112,134
Average Home Value $147,189


Total Households 14,821
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 10,269
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 0.14% -0.02%
Households -0.04% -0.11%
Families -0.18% -0.2%
Median Household Income   0.72%
Per Capita Income   2.17%


Lawrence County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawrence County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents 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 # 30 75th
Population Density # 30 75th
Diversity Index # 25 79th
Median Household Income # 71 39th
Per Capita Income # 97 17th

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