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Lawrence is a city in Marion County, in the Indianapolis metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for Capt. James Lawrence, hero of the War of 1812
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Lawrence. For links to other places called Lawrence, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Lawrence is 39.838N. The longitude is -86.025W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 873 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,795.


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Median household income
Local
$47,838
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lawrence demographic reports
Lawrence is on Fall Creek
Former and merged names include:
· Lanesville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 190. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 76

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20% of Lawrence residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $22,543, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% 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 $515.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,099.


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Marion 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 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lawrence between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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