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Lawrence is a township in Van Buren County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Lawrence. For links to other places called Lawrence, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lawrence is 42.197N. The longitude is -86.051W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,341.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawrence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Van Buren County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49057 ZIP code.
21% of Lawrence residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $16,246, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $339. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.
Van Buren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawrence political report.
The average commute time for Lawrence workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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