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Welcome to Lawrence ...

The city of Lawrence is located in Essex County<1>.



Lawrence was settled in 1655.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lawrence has a population of 80,067 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Lawrence is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Lawrence: (978) and (351)<4>

The ZIP codes for Lawrence: 01840-01843<5>

Websites for Lawrence ...

Official Website: www.ci.lawrence.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lawrence had an population of 80,067 people. This is an increase of 4.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lawrence had a population of 76,377 people (or 10.28% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Lawrence the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lawrence represents 1.17% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 76,377 people, the population of Lawrence increased 6.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 72,043 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lawrence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 35 communities that are also named Lawrence - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (4), North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lawrence.

Communities near Lawrence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lawrence.

  • Lowell
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,904 people
  • Lynn
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
    • Lynn is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
  • Nashua
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashua
    • Nashua is located in Hillsborough County (NH)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,167 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashua <6>
  • Haverhill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haverhill
    • Haverhill is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
  • Malden
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Malden
    • Malden is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
  • Peabody
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
    • Peabody is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
  • Salem
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
  • Billerica
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billerica
    • Billerica is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,021 people
  • Beverly
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Essex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
  • Woburn
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woburn
    • Woburn is located in Middlesex County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,135 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lawrence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lawrence.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lawrence. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lawrence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawrence. Our list includes 57 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lawrence.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lawrence ...

Looking for more information about Lawrence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lawrence, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lawrence.

Adding Lawrence to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lawrence in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lawrence was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Lawrence post office opened in 1847.

We also found Lawrence in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lawrence.

The official website for Lawrence: www.ci.lawrence.ma.us/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lawrence.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawrence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lawrence). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lawrence or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lawrence includes: 01840, 1841, 1842 & 01843.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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