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Welcome to Lawson ...

The city of Lawson is primarily located in Ray County<1>. A portion of Lawson extends into Clay County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lawson has a population of 2,414 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lawson.

Lawson is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lawson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lawson is located in the (816) area code.

The ZIP code for Lawson: 64062<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lawson had an population of 2,414 people. This is a decrease of 2.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lawson had a population of 2,473 people (which is 10.53% of the total population of Ray County). This makes Lawson the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lawson represents 0.04% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 207th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,473 people, the population of Lawson increased 5.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,336 people).

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

Adding Lawson to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Lawson elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lawson on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lawson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lawson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Lawson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Lawson ...

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

  • Liberty [Clay County]
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    • Liberty [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Lawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,100 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<6>
  • Excelsior Springs [Clay County]
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    • Excelsior Springs [Clay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Lawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,731 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Excelsior Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Excelsior Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Excelsior Springs<6>
  • Kearney [Clay County]
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    • Kearney [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Lawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,858 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearney<6>
  • Richmond [Ray County]
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    • Richmond [Ray County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,653 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<6>
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    • Plattsburg [Clinton County]
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      • Plattsburg [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattsburg<6>
    • Lathrop [Clinton County]
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      • Lathrop [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,010 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lathrop have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lathrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lathrop<6>
    • Orrick [Ray County]
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      • Orrick [Ray County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 804 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrick have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrick<6>
    • Woods Heights [Ray County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Heights
      • Woods Heights [Ray County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Lawson
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    • Wood Heights [Ray County]
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      • Wood Heights [Ray County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Heights
    • Trimble [Clinton County]
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      • Trimble [Clinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Lawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 613 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trimble have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trimble
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trimble<6>

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 Lawson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lawson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lawson. 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 Lawson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawson. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lawson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lawson ...

Looking for more information about Lawson? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lawson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lawson.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lawson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Ray, 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 Lawson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Lawson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lawson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lawson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lawson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lawson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4402, Longitude: -94.2042    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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