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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawrence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11096 ZIP code.
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.
64% of Lawrence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lawrence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,035. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $3,368.
Libraries in Lawrence include Peninsula Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lawrence include Nassau Herald
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrence political report.
The average commute time for Lawrence workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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