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Encyclopedia > Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Lawrenceville is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Lawrence Township in Mercer County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 4,081. Lawrenceville is located roughly halfway between Princeton and Trenton. Image File history File links Lawrenceville_cdp_nj_021. ... Image File history File links Lawrenceville_cdp_nj_021. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Unincorporated areas in the state of New Jersey are communities that are part of one or more incorporated municipalities. ... Lawrence Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Nassau Street, Princetons main street. ... Nickname: Trent Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area    - City 21. ...


Lawrence Township is home to the headquarters of Bristol-Myers Squibb's Pharmaceutical Research Institute (the corporate headquarters of BMS is in New York City), the Lenox corporation (which has announced plans to move to Pennsylvania), Rider University, and Educational Testing Service's headquarters. Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), colloquially referred to as BMS, is a pharmaceutical corporation, formed by a 1989 merger between pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Company, founded in 1887 by William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers in Clinton, NY (both were graduates of Hamilton College), and Squibb Corporation. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Lenox is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lenox, Alabama Lenox, Arkansas Lenox, Georgia Lenox, Iowa Lenox, Kentucky Lenox, Massachusetts Lenox, Michigan Lenox, Missouri Lenox, New York Lenox, Ohio Lenox, Oklahoma Lenox, Pennsylvania Lenox, Tennessee Lenox, Texas Lenox, Virginia There is also New Lenox, Illinois. ... Rider University Rider University is a private university located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. ... The Educational Testing Service (or ETS) is the worlds largest private educational testing and measurement organization, operating on an annual budget of approximately $900 million. ...

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Geography

Lawrenceville is located at 40°18′11″N, 74°44′13″W (40.302993, -74.736976)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Lawrenceville mainly comprises the area flanked by Lawrenceville-Pennington Road to the South, Cold Soil Road to the North, Keefe Road to the West, and Lawrenceville Road (U.S. Highway 206) to the East. United States Highway 206 is a north-south United States highway in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Area residents often refer, incorrectly, to all of Lawrence Township as Lawrenceville. The confusion over the township's name is partly caused by the fact that the local Post Office is located in the Lawrenceville CDP. The Postal Service also instructs Lawrence Township residents not to use Lawrence Township, but instead use Lawrenceville or Trenton for their mailing address. Lawrence Township highlighted in Mercer County. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States Government (see ) responsible for providing postal service in the United States. ... Nickname: Trent Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area    - City 21. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,081 people, 1,747 households, and 1,070 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,515.1/km² (3,926.5/mi²). There were 1,776 housing units at an average density of 659.3/km² (1,708.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 88.12% White, 3.58% African American, 0.07% Native American, 6.30% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.46% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,747 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.99. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $74,107, and the median income for a family was $98,972. Males had a median income of $65,189 versus $37,972 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $37,919. About 0.6% of families and 1.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Lawrence Township was founded in 1697. It was originally a settlement by the Quakers. The original name for the town was Maidenhead (named after a Thames River village in south-east England). Maidenhead was a part of the county of Burlington in the colony of West Jersey. In 1714, following the township would become a part of Hunterdon County. The Religious Society of Friends (commonly known as Quakers) began in England in the 17th century by people who were dissatisfied with the existing denominations and sects of Christianity. ... Statistics Population: 58,848 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU889811 Administration District: Windsor and Maidenhead Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Ambulance service: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: MAIDENHEAD... The Thames River is the name of a river in Ontario, Canada and one in Connecticut, United States of America. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... Hunterdon County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


In 1798, the New Jersey Legislature would legally incorporate the township. In 1816, the municipality was renamed Lawrence, after Captain James Lawrence, commander of the frigate USS Chesapeake and one of the naval heroes of the War of 1812 (Lawrence would be famous for the "Don't Give up the Ship" phrase). In 1838, Mercer County was formed from parts of Hunterdon, Middlesex, and Burlington Counties. The Township's boundaries and geographic relationships have remained the same since that time. The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... Captain James Lawrence, USN James Lawrence (October 1, 1781–June 4, 1813) was an American naval hero. ... The USS Chesapeake was a 36-gun sailing frigate of the United States Navy during the Quasi-War with France and the War of 1812. ... Combatants United States Native Americans Great Britain Canadian colonial forces Native Americans First Nations Peoples Commanders James Madison Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson Isaac Brock† George Prevost Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6... {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ...


On September 23, 2003, at approximately 8:25am, a series of F1 tornadoes ripped through Lawrence Township. This has become known as the Lawrence Township Tornado Outbreak. The Tornado followed a path along Princeton Pike and caused widespread damage to homes. There were no fatalities.[1] September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fujita scale (F-Scale), or Fujita-Pearson scale, rates a tornados intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures and sometimes on vegetation. ... A tornado in central Oklahoma. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Hurricane Isabel. ...


Government

The Township of Lawrence is governed by a Board consisting of a Mayor and four Council Members. The Mayor is not elected directly by the people, but is elected by the Board where one Board member will serve a term of one year. This mayoral electoral process has come under increased scrutiny in recent years as some citizens have been pushing for a direct election for the Mayor. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ...


Education

The Lawrence Township Public Schools has four elementary schools (Eldridge Park, Lawrenceville Elementary, Ben Franklin, and Slackwood), Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence Middle School, and Lawrence High School. The Lawrence Township Public Schools are part of a comprehensive public school district that serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. ... Lawrence Middle School is a middle school in Lawrenceville, NJ. The school teaches students in grades 7 and 8. ... Lawrence High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in the Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, serving grades 9-12 as part of the Lawrence Township Public Schools. ...


Lawrenceville is home to the Lawrenceville School, a private boarding school founded in 1810. The Lawrenceville School is a coeducational, independent boarding school for grades 9-12 located on 700 acres in the historic community of Lawrenceville, in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, five miles southwest of Princeton. ...


Lawrence Township is also home to two Parochial Schools, Notre Dame High School and St. Ann School. Notre Dame High School is a coeducational, Roman Catholic, college preparatory school in Lawrenceville, in Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey. ...


Rider University is located in Lawrenceville. Rider University Rider University is a private university located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. ...


References

The Daily Princetonian is the daily student newspaper of Princeton University. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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