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Lawrence County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population42,83645,91246,23346,12945,370
Change Since 1990 3,0763,3973,2932,534
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.2%7.9%7.7%5.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2018 to 2019
Net Domestic Migration-164
International Migration5
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-98
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,5385.6%
School Age (5 to 17)7,40216.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4417.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,39922.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,74627.9%
Older (65 plus)9,14220.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2040.4%
Asian Alone3290.7%
Black Alone2480.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone120.0%
White Alone44,27197.0%
Two or More Race Groups6041.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino44,88898.4%
Hispanic or Latino7801.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households18,487100.0%
  Family Households12,94370.0%
    Married with Children3,28617.8%
    Married without Children6,76136.6%
    Single Parents1,5248.2%
  Non-family Households5,54430.0%
    Living Alone4,73025.6%
Average Household Size2.47
Average Family Household Size3.53
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200045,9123,0767.2%
April 201046,1292170.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections46,13446,07945,81545,45144,878
Change Since 2010 -55-319-683-1,256
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.1%-0.7%-1.5%-2.7%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau