Lawrence County, Missouri

Lawrence County: County in southwestern Missouri, United States

About

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 38,634 and a population density of 24 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 38,175 inhabitants. Its county seat is Mount Vernon. The county was created 179 years ago in 1844.

Lawrence County is located in southwest Missouri. The county seat is **Mount Vernon**. As of the 2020 census, the population was **38,175** residents.

History of Lawrence County

Lawrence County was established on February 25, 1845. It was named after Captain **James Lawrence** who famously said "Don't give up the ship" during the War of 1812. The county's early economy was based on agriculture, especially crops like corn and wheat. In the late 1800s, the lumber industry grew as large amounts of railroad ties were produced from the county's oak forests.

Major Attractions and Events in Lawrence County

Some of the most popular attractions in Lawrence County include: - **The Roaring River State Park** - Known for its excellent trout fishing along the Roaring River. - **The White River Valley Historical Society Museum** - Highlights the history and culture of the region. - **The Bradleyville Jubilee** - An annual summer festival with live music, carnival rides, and other entertainment.

Demographics and Economy of Lawrence County Today

The largest employers in Lawrence County are the **Mount Vernon School District**, **Walmart**, and **Ferrellgas**. Other major industries include healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture. The population is approximately **95% white**. The median household income is around **$42,000** per year. **14%** of residents live below the poverty line. Let me know if you would like me to modify or expand this draft post in any way!

Lawrence County locator map
Location of Lawrence County on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Lawrence County

Population : 38,175 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Different from : Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County
Area : 1589 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.3%
Land as percent of area : 99.7%
Named for : James Lawrence
Capital : Mount Vernon
Establishment : January 01, 1845
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:06:57 (27th February 2024)
Density : 24 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -1.2% (2010-2020)
Map of Missouri highlighting Lawrence County locator map image
Map of Missouri highlighting Lawrence County
Map of Missouri highlighting Lawrence County locator map image

Geography

Lawrence County is located at 37°6'23"N 93°49'59"W (37.1063500, -93.8329400). It has 3 neighbors: Christian County, Barry County and Dade County.

Lawrence County map

The largest city of Lawrence County is Monett with a population of 9,161. Other cities include, Aurora population 7,432, Mount Vernon population 4,477, Marionville population 2,164 and Pierce City population 1,309. See all Lawrence County cities & populated places.

Lawrence County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lawrence County.

City Name Population Title
Monett 9,161 City in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
Aurora 7,432 City in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
Mount Vernon 4,477 City in Missouri
Marionville 2,164 City in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
Pierce City 1,309 City in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
Miller 678 City in Missouri
Verona 606 City in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
Stotts City 217 City in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States
Halltown 166 Human settlement in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States of America
Freistatt 160 Human settlement in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States of America
Hoberg 57 Human settlement in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States of America

Lawrence County has 3 neighbours.

  • Mount Vernon

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Lawrence County decreased by 1.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 38,634 - census
2011 38,502 -0.34% estimation process
2012 38,382 -0.31% estimation process
2013 38,104 -0.73% estimation process
2014 37,903 -0.53% estimation process
2015 37,981 0.21% estimation process
2016 38,164 0.48% estimation process
2017 38,256 0.24% estimation process
2018 38,264 0.02% estimation process
2019 38,355 0.24% estimation process
2020 38,175 -0.47% estimation process

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People born in Lawrence County (1)

American baptist minister H. Dale Jackson was born in Lawrence County

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