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Lawrence Township, Mercer County, New Jersey
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 57.4 km² (22.2 mi²). 57.3 km² (22.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.18% water.
Lawrence Township is commonly referred to as Lawrenceville by area residents.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,159 people, 10,797 households, and 7,233 families residing in the township. The population density is 508.5/km² (1,317.0/mi²). There are 11,180 housing units at an average density of 195.0/km² (504.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the township is 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. 4.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,797 households out of which 31.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. 26.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the township the population is spread out with 21.7% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.4 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $67,959, and the median income for a family is $82,704. Males have a median income of $56,681 versus $38,468 for females. The per capita income for the township is $33,120. 4.9% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.0% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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