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Lawrence, Michigan
Village
Location of Lawrence, Michigan
Location of Lawrence, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Van Buren
Area
 • Total 1.83 sq mi (4.74 km2)
 • Land 1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation
686 ft (209 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 996
 • Estimate 
(2019)
976
 • Density 548.01/sq mi (211.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
49064
Area code(s) 269
FIPS code 26-46440
GNIS feature ID 0630210
Website lawrencemi.com

Lawrence is a village in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 996 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Lawrence Township. It is host to an annual Ox Roast, Homecoming festival, and Farmer's Market.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.76 square miles (4.56 km2), of which 1.71 square miles (4.43 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 339
1870 555 63.7%
1880 550 −0.9%
1890 564 2.5%
1900 598 6.0%
1910 663 10.9%
1920 664 0.2%
1930 570 −14.2%
1940 679 19.1%
1950 679 0.0%
1960 773 13.8%
1970 790 2.2%
1980 903 14.3%
1990 915 1.3%
2000 1,059 15.7%
2010 996 −5.9%
2019 (est.) 976 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 996 people, 371 households, and 251 families living in the village. The population density was 582.5 inhabitants per square mile (224.9/km2). There were 436 housing units at an average density of 255.0 per square mile (98.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 79.4% White, 1.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 15.6% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.2% of the population.

There were 371 households, of which 41.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.25.

The median age in the village was 31.7 years. 32% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.1% were from 45 to 64; and 9.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Notable people

  • Barbara Crandall, Miss Michigan, 1984
  • James Toumey, pioneering educator at the Yale School of Forestry (now the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies).
  • Shayne Whittington, power forward for Indiana Pacers. Played for Lawrence Public schools. His jersey #32 was retired in 2014–2015.

See also

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