Lawrence County is located in southern Indiana. The County Seat is Bedford and the largest city is Bedford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bedfordonline.com/wiki/lawrence-county/. The 2014 population estimate is 45,704 and the 2010 census population was 46,129. The land area is 449.17 square miles and there are 102.7 persons per square mile.
97.4% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 84.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $98,200, there are 18,592 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,169, the median household income is $42,627, and 15.2% of the persons in Lawrence County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,615. Retail sales (in $1000) were $481,647, and sales per capita were $10,481. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 19.4%.
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