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Lawrence is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

One tradition says the village was named after brothers Alfred and Newbold Lawrence, landholders; another says it was named for naval hero James Lawrence.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Lawrence. For links to other places called Lawrence, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Lawrence is 40.615N. The longitude is -73.73W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,546.


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Median household income
Local
$104,845
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lawrence demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Edward H. Harriman, railroad baron
· Milton Berle, comedian
Nearby parks & recreation: Hicks Beach
Historic sites and museums: Rock Hall Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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6% of Lawrence residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lawrence ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawrence was $51,602, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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64% of Lawrence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lawrence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,035.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,368.


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Libraries in Lawrence include Peninsula Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lawrence include Nassau Herald

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrence political report.

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The average commute time for Lawrence workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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