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Time Zone: Lawrence County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Bedford is the Seat for Lawrence County.

Lawrence County was founded January 7, 1818 and was created by taking area from OrangeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lawrence had a population of 45,842 people. This is a decrease of 0.17% since the last Census (which gave a population of 45,922 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lawrence represented 0.76% of the total population of Indiana, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 92 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201046,134+0.46%+0.64% since 2009
200845,856-0.14%-0.21% since 2007
200045,922The Last Census

More information can be found on the Lawrence County Census Page for Lawrence County.


Below are some of the communities located in Lawrence County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Lawrence County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Bedford   13,42113,7682.52% decrease  
Mitchell   4,5634,567  
Oolitic   1,1141,1523.3% decrease  

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

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