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The 2000 Census showed that Lawrence County had a population of 34,803 people. This represented 0.78% of the total population of Alabama, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Lawrence had a population of 34,106 people. This is a decrease of 2% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201034,339-1.33%+0.68% since 2009
200934,106-2%+0.17% since 2008
200834,047-2.17%-0.3% since 2007
200734,151-1.87%+0.81% since 2006
200633,875-2.67%-1.22% since 2005
200534,293-1.47%+0.26% since 2004
200434,204-1.72%-0.55% since 2003
200334,393-1.18%-0.72% since 2002
200234,643-0.46%-0.55% since 2001
200134,836+0.09%+0.09% since 2000
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200034,803The Last Census

Lawrence County had 15,009 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Lawrence County has a total area<3> of 718 square miles [1,859 km²]. Of this total, 693 square miles [1,795 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.44%) being water (24.68 square miles [63.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Lawrence County had a population density of 50.2 people per square mile [19.38 people/km²], making it the state's 31st most densely populated county (out of 67 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Lawrence County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Lawrence and the state of Alabama.

Click here for the Lawrence County QuickFact (QF-01079).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Lawrence County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Lawrence County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ColbertQF-01033   NW54,63954,984-0.63%
CullmanQF-01043   SE81,77877,4835.54%
FranklinQF-01059   W31,09131,223-0.42%
LimestoneQF-01083   NE78,57265,67619.64%
MorganQF-01103   E117,293111,0645.61%
WinstonQF-01133   S23,99724,843-3.41%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Lawrence County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Lawrence. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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