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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
City
Lawrenceburg from the air, looking northwest. Tanner's Creek Generating Station is at bottom left.
Lawrenceburg from the air, looking northwest. Tanner's Creek Generating Station is at bottom left.
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Area
 • Total 5.21 sq mi (13.49 km2)
 • Land 4.94 sq mi (12.79 km2)
 • Water 0.27 sq mi (0.70 km2)  5.18%
Elevation 479 ft (146 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,042
 • Estimate (2012) 5,020
 • Density 1,020.6/sq mi (394.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47025
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-42462
GNIS feature ID 0437674
Website lawrenceburg-in.com

Lawrenceburg is a city in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. The population was 5,042 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat and largest city of Dearborn County. Lawrenceburg is in southeast Indiana, on the Ohio River west of Cincinnati.

History

Founded in 1802, Lawrenceburg was named for the maiden name of founder Samuel C. Vance's wife.

In the 19th century Lawrenceburg became an important trading center for riverboats on the Ohio River.

The Dearborn County Courthouse, Downtown Lawrenceburg Historic District, Hamline Chapel United Methodist Church, Daniel S. Major House, and Vance-Tousey House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Lawrenceburg is located at 39°5′46″N 84°51′28″W / 39.09611°N 84.85778°W / 39.09611; -84.85778 (39.096015, -84.857783).

According to the 2010 census, Lawrenceburg has a total area of 5.21 square miles (13.49 km2), of which 4.94 square miles (12.79 km2) (or 94.82%) is land and 0.27 square miles (0.70 km2) (or 5.18%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,651
1870 3,159
1880 4,668 47.8%
1890 4,284 −8.2%
1900 4,326 1.0%
1910 3,930 −9.2%
1920 3,466 −11.8%
1930 4,072 17.5%
1940 4,413 8.4%
1950 4,806 8.9%
1960 5,004 4.1%
1970 4,636 −7.4%
1980 4,403 −5.0%
1990 4,375 −0.6%
2000 4,685 7.1%
2010 5,042 7.6%
Est. 2015 4,960 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,042 people, 2,057 households, and 1,142 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,020.6 inhabitants per square mile (394.1/km2). There were 2,313 housing units at an average density of 468.2 per square mile (180.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 3.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 2,057 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.4% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.5% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,685 people, 1,914 households, and 1,140 families residing in the city. The population density was 956.1 people per square mile (369.2/km²). There were 2,162 housing units at an average density of 441.2 per square mile (170.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.81% White The two largest ethnic groups in Lawrenceburg and Lawrenceburg Township are 29% German Americans, and 19% Irish Americans, 4.18% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 1,914 households, of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.4% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,306, and the median income for a family was $37,978. Males had a median income of $31,543 versus $21,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,656. About 10.3% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 23.8% of those age 65 or over.


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