Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey

related topics
{township, household, population}
{area, community, home}
{line, north, south}
{school, student, university}
{area, part, region}
{build, building, house}
{ship, engine, design}
{film, series, show}
{war, force, army}
{service, military, aircraft}
{government, party, election}
{county, mile, population}
{village, small, smallsup}

Lawrence Township is a Township in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 29,159.

Contents

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.2 square miles (57.4 km²), of which, 22.1 square miles (57.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.18%) is water.

Area residents often refer to all of Lawrence Township as Lawrenceville. Lawrenceville is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Lawrence Township. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that the Postal Service (which is in Lawrenceville) instructs many Lawrence Township residents to use Lawrenceville, Princeton or Trenton in their mailing address, and not Lawrence Township.

Lawrence is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is why many commuters choose to live in this area.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 29,159 people, 10,797 households, and 7,233 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,317.0 people per square mile (508.5/km²). There were 11,180 housing units at an average density of 504.9/sq mi (195.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 79.22% White, 9.28% African American, 0.08% Native American, 7.91% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.61% of the population.

Full article ▸

related documents
Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
Horsham Township, Pennsylvania
Brighton Township, Michigan
Hillside, New Jersey
Willingboro Township, New Jersey
Calumet Township, Michigan
Vernon Township, New Jersey
West Orange, New Jersey
Center Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Ira Township, Michigan
Shenango Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey
Whitpain Township, Pennsylvania
Cranberry Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania
Abington Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Edgmont Township, Pennsylvania
East Pikeland Township, Pennsylvania
East Goshen Township, Pennsylvania
Colts Neck Township, New Jersey
Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Hanover Township, New Jersey
Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania
Scott Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Wayne, New Jersey
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Marlboro Township, New Jersey
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Easttown Township, Pennsylvania