Lawrence, Essex County, Massachusetts

Lawrence: City in Massachusetts, United States


Lawrence is a city located in the county of Essex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 76,377 and a population density of 3,969 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 80,007 inhabitants.

The city was created 368 years ago in 1654.

Quick Facts about Lawrence

Population : 80,007 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Essex County
Postal code : 01915
Area : 19.24 km2
Official name : Lawrence
Altitude : 36 feet / 11 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1655 (368 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:57:50 (2nd February 2023)
Density : 4,158 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.54% (2010-2020)
Lawrence locator map
Location of Lawrence on Massachusetts map.
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Lawrence is located at 42°42'25"N 71°9'47"W (42.7070400, -71.1631100).

Lawrence map


The population of Lawrence increased by 4.54% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 76,377 - census
2011 77,260 1.14% estimation process
2012 77,910 0.83% estimation process
2013 78,382 0.6% estimation process
2014 79,182 1.01% estimation process
2015 79,699 0.65% estimation process
2016 79,818 0.15% estimation process
2017 80,003 0.23% estimation process
2018 80,112 0.14% estimation process
2019 80,028 -0.1% estimation process
2020 80,007 -0.03% estimation process

Lawrence zip code is 01840. County name: Essex, County fips: 25009

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People born in Lawrence (133)

People born in Lawrence, including composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist Leonard Bernstein, actress Thelma Todd, poet Ernest Thayer, .


  • Joe Perry (American musician) he was born in 10/09/1950
  • Sully Erna (American singer, musician, and songwriter) he was born in 07/02/1968
  • Endicott Peabody (American politician) he was born in 15/02/1920
  • Philip J. Davis (American mathematician) he was born in 02/01/1923
  • Bonnie Newman (American businesswoman) she was born in 02/06/1945
  • William J. Justice (Catholic bishop) he was born in 08/05/1942
  • Robert Goulet (American singer and actor (1933-2007)) he was born in 26/11/1933
  • Fred Tootell (American track and field athlete and coach, college athletics administrator) he was born in 09/09/1902
  • Robbie Merrill (American musician) he was born in 13/06/1963
  • Robert S. Maloney (American politician (1881-1934)) he was born in 03/02/1881
  • Daniel Anthony Hart (Catholic bishop) he was born in 24/08/1927
  • Paul Monette (American writer) he was born in 16/10/1945
  • Termanology (American rapper) he was born in 09/11/1981
  • Leo Penn (American actor (1921-1998)) he was born in 27/08/1921
  • John Joubert (American serial killer) he was born in 02/07/1963
  • William John McNaughton (Catholic bishop) he was born in 07/12/1926
  • Horace Fletcher (American health food enthusiast) he was born in 10/08/1849
  • Irene Daye (American singer) she was born in 17/01/1918

Schools in Lawrence

College & universities near Lawrence, MA

Code Name City ZIP
369002 Massachusetts School of Law Andover (MA) 01810
468963 New England Tractor Trailer Training School of Massachusetts North Andover (MA) 01845-1048
166850 Merrimack College North Andover (MA) 01845
217606 Northpoint Bible College Haverhill (MA) 01835
410964 EINE Inc Tewksbury (MA) 01876

Stations (26)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lawrence, MA

Code Name Address Type
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
EXR Exeter station 60 Lincoln Street RAIL

Post offices near Lawrence

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lawren Post Office Lawrence (MA) 01840
Methuen Post Office Methuen (MA) 01844
North Andover Post Office North Andover (MA) 01845
Shawsheen Villag Post Office Andover (MA) 01810
Andover Post Office Andover (MA) 01810

Other places with the same name (12)

Other cities in Essex County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Essex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lynn 94,539 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Haverhill 64,098 City in Massachusetts
Peabody 53,063 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Methuen 50,910 City in Massachusetts
South Peabody 50,293 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Salem 43,581 City in Massachusetts, United States
Beverly 42,242 City in Massachusetts, USA
Beverly Cove 40,365 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andover 36,554 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
North Andover 31,460 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Gloucester 30,539 City on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States
Saugus 28,542 Town in Massachusetts
Danvers 27,571 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Marblehead 20,551 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newburyport 18,495 City in Massachusetts
Amesbury 17,537 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Lawrence distances to largest Massachusetts cities