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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Lawrence is a suburb of Indianapolis with a population of 48,081. Lawrence is in Marion County and is one of the best places to live in Indiana. Living in Lawrence offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lawrence there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lawrence and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lawrence are above average.
About Lawrence...
Population
48,081

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Lawrence Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Lawrence

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,107
National
$55,322
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Lawrence Township Schools have pretty good education systems; the students aren't bombarded with too many standardized tests and the majority of teachers are high quality and highly qualified. The schools each have a specialization, for example, Winding Ridge Elementary is focused on performing arts and Oaklandon is focused on environmental science. Around Lawrence, police can be seen making rounds almost every day, but they aren't aggressive, so it feels safe. In nearly every area around Lawrence, there are sit-in restaurants, fast food restaurants, and grocery stores within 5 minutes of driving. There's a lot of entertainment areas too, like laser tag venues and arcades.
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Lawrence is right on the outskirts of Indianapolis. It has become more urbanized in the last 15-20 years. It's always going to be home to me. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of homicides, and other major crimes. The school dyste is a little better than public schools Of Indianapolis.
I've lived in Lawrence almost my entire life. The township cares deeply for their students, and it feels safe. There's always tons of children running around and playing by my home, and it isn't too far away from the stores.