Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey

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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.



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.


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.

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