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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

  •   State: 
    Anderson County
      County all: 
    Anderson | Mercer | Shelby
      County FIPS: 
    21005 | 21167 | 21211
    38°01′59″N 84°54′11″W
      Area total: 
    6.05 sq mi (15.66 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.02 sq mi (15.60 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.03 sq mi (0.07 km²)
    758 ft (231 m)
    1820; Incorporated 1850
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Frankfort, KY
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,947.53 residents per square mile of area (751.94/km²)
      Household income: 
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Lawrenceburg is a home rule-class city in Anderson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 10,505 at the 2010 census. The Four Roses distillery in Lawrenceburg was founded in 1888 and the physical distillery was built in 1910 in Spanish Mission-style architecture. The Wild Turkey bourbon distillery is also located in the city. The city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all land. It is the seat of Anderson County and part of the Frankfort, Kentucky micropolitan statistical area. Lawrenceburg has a lending library, the Anderson Public Library, and the Lawrenceburg Public Museum. It was named for James Lawrence, a naval officer, who was injured during training at Guantanamow. Notable people include Mac Clarke, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1911 to 1911, and Andrew McKee, a Major League Baseball pitcher who played with the Chicago Cubs in 1920 and 1921. It has a public library and a public park, which is open to the public. It also has a private school, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg (private), and a college, Bluegrass Community and Technical College (private). The city is home to the Anderson County Middle School and Anderson County High School, which were founded in 1876. The Lawrenceburg High School is located on the banks of the Ohio River. It opened in 1881. The school was founded by a German immigrant named Jacob Kaufman and was first called Kaufman's or Coffman's Station.


The site of Lawrenceburg was settled in the early 1780s by a German immigrant named Jacob Kaufman and was first called Kaufman's or Coffman's Station. The community was incorporated as Lawrence in 1820 by the Court of Franklin County but renamed Lawrenceburg in 1827. James Lawrence, a naval officer, is the namesake. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1850. The Four Roses distillery was founded in 1888 and the physical Distillery was built in 1910 in Spanish Mission-style architecture. The Wild Turkey bourbon distillery is also located in Lawrenceburg. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The post office was established as Lawrenceburgh on January 22, 1817, for a local tavern owner, William Lawrence, and the community was named after him. The town is home to the Four Roses Distillery, which opened in 1888, and a Wild Turkey distillery that opened in 1910. The Lawrenceburg Historic District was established in the 1970s and is located on the site of the former Lawrenceburg Post Office, which closed in the 1990s. It was established by a group of local businessmen who wanted to create a tourist attraction in the town. The site is now home to a number of historic buildings, including the Lawrenceburg House, which dates back to the 18th century, and Lawrenceburg Hall, which is on the corner of Main Street and Main Street. The City's first post office opened in 1817 and was called Lawrenceburgh, and it was named for William Lawrence.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²), all land. The city is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the city. It is the only city in the state to have a population of more than 1,000 people. The population of the town was 1,071 at the 2010 U.N. Census, down from 1,087 at the 2000 Census. The town has a history of being the site of several civil rights protests, including in the 1930s and 1940s. It was also the location of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1960s and 1970s, it was the scene of a series of protests against the war, including one that claimed the lives of four young men and one woman. It also was the site for the U of A football team, which won the World Cup in 1968. The U.A.E. also won the Congressional Gold Medal in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the World Series in the 1980s and 1990s, and has since been home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Football League's Chicago Bears. It has also been the home of the United States Air Force Base, which is located in the city's downtown area, and the Army Corps of Engineers, which was founded in 1881.


As of the census of 2010, there were 10,505 people, 4,194 households, and 2,882 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 3.2% African American, 0.2%. The city's median income was $44,778, and the median income for a family was $58,582. About 9.1% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23. 2% of those under age 18 and 8.5%. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was2.96. The median age was 35.2 years. For every 100 females, there are 88.2 males. The city has a population density of 2,839.19 per square mile (1,096.22/km²). There were 4,582 housing units at an average density of 1,238.38 per squaremile (478.14/km 2) The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is located near the border between the states of New Mexico and South Dakota. It has an estimated population of 10,500, with 4,000 of those living in its downtown area. The average age of the resident is 26.7 years old. The U.N. estimates that the city's population will reach 10,000 by the end of the year. The current population estimate is 9,500.


Lawrenceburg has a lending library, the Anderson Public Library. The town is home to the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and Harvest Christian School. It is also the home of the Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Anderson County Middle and High School. The city also has a number of private schools and colleges. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority living in the central part of the town, the north end of the city. The community is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the town. It was once known as "The Birthplace of the United States" and is now known as the "Birthplace of Kentucky" and the "Heart of the U.S. State" It is the site of the Lawrenceburg High School, which was founded in 1883. The Lawrenceburg Public Library is located in the town's north end, near the intersection of two main roads, and is open to the public. The Anderson County High School was established in 1887. It opened its doors to students in the fall of 1891. It became the first public high school in Lawrenceburg, and was later expanded to include a middle school and a high school. The school was named after Anderson County, a town in western Kentucky. It also has its own high school, which opened in the spring of 1894. It now has two high schools, one for boys and one for girls, and a middle and high school for both sexes. There are also several private schools in the city, including Harvest Christian and Christian Academy.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky = 93.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 50. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lawrenceburg = 4.3 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 11,728 individuals with a median age of 35.2 age the population grows by 8.94% in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,947.53 residents per square mile of area (751.94/km²). There are average 2.49 people per household in the 3,910 households with an average household income of $47,084 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.50% of the available work force and has dropped -3.19% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.12%. The number of physicians in Lawrenceburg per 100,000 population = 67.3.


The annual rainfall in Lawrenceburg = 48.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 8.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 122. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 192. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 40, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky which are owned by the occupant = 67.36%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 25 years with median home cost = $119,300 and home appreciation of 0.00%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $8.16 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,329 per student. There are 16.8 students for each teacher in the school, 642 students for each Librarian and 642 students for each Counselor. 5.44% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.29% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 3.79% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lawrenceburg's population in Anderson County, Kentucky of 1,253 residents in 1900 has increased 9,36-fold to 11,728 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.44% female residents and 47.56% male residents live in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky.

    As of 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky are married and the remaining 38.00% are single population.

  • 26.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Lawrenceburg require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.09% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.17% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.20% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky, 67.36% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.50% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.14% are vacant.

  • The 61.34% of the population in Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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