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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Lawrence Township is located in New Jersey with a population of 33,288. Lawrence Township is in Mercer County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Lawrence Township offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lawrence Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lawrence Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lawrence Township are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$294,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,538
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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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
    55.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    18.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    165.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,620.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    39.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Lawrence Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,529
National
$55,322
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Lawrence Township Reviews

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Lawrence Township is a great town filled with diverse people. In general, NJ seems to be a microcosm of the USA, so Lawrence represents that well. Everything I could need is in very close proximity, and near my house there are so many restaurants and amenities. It's almost like living in the city for the proximity of everything but in a suburban environment. It's amazing!
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I like the diversity in Lawrence Township because there are communities from all backgrounds. This town is culturally, politically and socio-economically diverse.
restaurants, adorable ice cream shop, Starbucks and one of the best bakeries around - The Gingered Peach. Lawrence has exceptional elementary schools - where many of us were embraced by a warm and caring community. Great for our family with parks, bike trails, Terhune Farms, and the convience of being close to so much. I commuted years to NYC and the Hamilton Train center was just 12 minutes away. A 10 -20 minute drive can land you in so many other neighboring towns - Princeton, Pennington, Lambertville, even Bucks County which allows for a lot of fun and exploring. Getting to Philadelphia and NYC is convenient but many of us left the cities and found amazing job opportunities in Lawrence. Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters nearby. Lawrence has so much to offer while offering lower taxes than neighboring towns. Truly a special place to live and to raise a family