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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    D+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Lawrence is a suburb of Boston with a population of 79,337. Lawrence is in Essex County. Living in Lawrence offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lawrence there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Lawrence and residents tend to be liberal.
About Lawrence...
Population
79,337

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$229,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,033
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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Lawrence Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    486
    283
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    187
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    277
    500
  • Theft
    938
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    504
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,754
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%
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Lawrence Reviews

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I firmly believe that this city is the best city to live in. My thoughts on this city is anyone that decides to come and live here will love the environment and feel like they are a right fit to live here. Living in the city of Lawrence has provided to me a positive living experience. The way the Lawrencians treat each other is amazing, we as a community are always willing to be helpful and treat others in a friendly manner. Excellent communication skills as well,
we a highly organized community, and we are firmly able to represent this city a strong community of intelligent residents. As a current resident of Lawrence, I have always believed that this city has given me the opportunity to outgrow and become a city leader and show all the positives that this city has to help both me and fellow community.
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I was born and raised in this city and it's my home. This city is so rich in culture, we have people from all over the world that come to this city, especially Dominicans and Puerto Ricans. So many wonderful and caring people live in this city. There are also so many talented people as well, from photographers, artists, designers, etc. The only bad thing is that crime is high. This is what gives this city a bad name and we also have neighboring cities that blame Lawrence for the drug crisis. We have people from neighboring cities and New Hampshire who come down to buy drugs from Lawrence and blame us and call this town a dump.
I have lived in Lawrence for most of my life. I am Hispanic and there are a lot of Hispanic people that live here so I do feel comfortable in that sense. However, like many cities, there is violence here. I do get scared being out too late sometimes. I do not feel that safe living here. But besides all of the negative things about living here there is no other place I want to live. It is what I am used to and I do like living here. I might move in the future but I am happy living here. I have met all of my best friends here and a lot of great people. I have completed my education here and done everything important in my life here. I grew up here. It is my home.