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Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois is located in Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Location in Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois is located in the United States
Lawrence, Illinois
Lawrence, Illinois
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Illinois
County McHenry
Township Chemung
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
906 ft (276 m)
 • Total 220
 • Density 597.83/sq mi (231.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 815 & 779
GNIS feature ID 411867

Lawrence is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Chemung Township, McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Lawrence is 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Harvard. It was named a CDP prior to the 2020 census which showed a population of 220.


A post office called Lawrence was established in 1856, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1903. The community was named for Lawrence Bigsby, the owner of the original town site.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 220
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Lawrence CDP, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2020 % 2020
White alone (NH) 159 72.27%
Black or African American alone (NH) 6 2.73%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Asian alone (NH) 2 0.91%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 0 0.00%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 11 5.00%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 42 19.09%
Total 220 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.

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