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Encyclopedia > Lawrenceville, Illinois

Lawrenceville is a city located in Lawrence County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,745. It is the county seat of Lawrence County6. Lawrenceville is located in southeast Illinois, northwest of Vincennes, Indiana. The city was home to a Texaco oil refinery, and manufactures oil well equipment.


Lawrenceville is located at 38░43'32" North, 87░41'4" West (38.725686, -87.684538)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.2 km▓ (2.0 mi▓). 5.2 km▓ (2.0 mi▓) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,745 people, 2,024 households, and 1,190 families residing in the city. The population density is 907.0/km▓ (2,346.8/mi▓). There are 2,262 housing units at an average density of 432.4/km▓ (1,118.8/mi▓). The racial makeup of the city is 97.85% White, 0.91% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,024 households out of which 24.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% are married couples living together, 10.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% are non-families. 37.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.16 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 28.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 78.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 74.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $24,951, and the median income for a family is $32,042. Males have a median income of $27,128 versus $20,451 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,717. 16.9% of the population and 13.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=38.725686&longitude=-87.684538&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=38.725686&lon=-87.684538&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-87.684538&lat=38.725686&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Lawrenceville, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (414 words)
Lawrenceville is a city located in Lawrence County, Illinois.
Lawrenceville is located in southeast Illinois, northwest of Vincennes, Indiana.
Lawrenceville is located at 38┬░43'32" North, 87┬░41'4" West (38.725686, -87.684538)
ATSDR - PHA - Indian Refinery - Texaco Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, Lawrence County, Illinois (774 words)
USEPA and Illinois EPA identify private wells downgradient of areas of groundwater contamination and that IDPH collect samples for chemical analysis from any private wells determined to be in the path of groundwater flow.
USEPA and Illinois EPA identify any off-site areas where tar-like waste has moved to the surface and remediate or isolate these areas so they are inaccessible to the public.
Texaco Incorporated Lawrenceville Refinery) public health assessment was prepared by the Illinois Department of Public Health under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
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