Lawrence County is located in east-central Illinois. The County Seat is Lawrenceville and the largest city is Lawrenceville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.lawrencecountyillinois.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,519 and the 2010 census population was 16,903. The land area is 372.18 square miles and there are 45.2 persons per square mile.
88.3% of the population is White, 10% is Black or African American, 3.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 76.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $65,900, there are 4,872 households, an average of 2.26 persons per household. The per capita income is $14,147, the median household income is $40,145, and 13.3% of the persons in Lawrence County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,242. Retail sales (in $1000) were $81,715, and sales per capita were $4,923.
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