Lawrence County is located in southwest Missouri. The County Seat is Mout Vernon and the largest city is Aurora. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mocounties.com/lawrence-county.php. The 2014 population estimate is 38,023 and the 2010 census population was 38,634. The land area is 611.74 square miles and there are 63.2 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 84.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $93,700, there are 14,817 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,060, the median household income is $39,334, and 18.6% of the persons in Lawrence County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,356. Retail sales (in $1000) were $419,502, and sales per capita were $11,171.
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