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

The community of New Castle is the Seat for Lawrence County.

Lawrence County was founded March 20, 1849 and was created by taking area from BeaverCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Lawrence had a population of 90,160 people. This is a decrease of 4.74% since the last Census (which gave a population of 94,643 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Lawrence represented 0.77% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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
201091,108-3.74%+1.05% since 2009
200990,160-4.74%-0.44% since 2008
200890,555-4.32%-0.38% since 2007
200790,901-3.95% 
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200094,643The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
New Castle   24,06026,3098.55% decrease  
New Wilmington   2,3332,4524.85% decrease  
Ellport   1,0961,1484.53% decrease  
Bessemer   1,0891,1727.08% decrease  
South New Castle   7368088.91% decrease  

Websites for Lawrence County

Official Website:   www.co.lawrence.pa.us/

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<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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