Lawrenceville is a city in
County, Illinois, along the
The population was 4,745 at the 2000
is the county seat of Lawrence
County. Lawrenceville is located in southeast
Illinois, northwest of Vincennes, Indiana.
The city is home of the Lawrenceville "Indians", Illinois Class A
high school state basketball champions in 1972, 1974, and
back-to-back in 1982 and 1983, which had a combined two season
win-loss record of 68-0. The team was coached by Ron Felling, who,
after the 1983 season at Lawrenceville, went on to Indiana
as assistant coach to Bobby Knight
Lawrenceville is located at (38.725686, -87.684538).
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 4,745
people, 2,024 households, and 1,190 families residing in the city.
The population density
2,346.8 people per square mile (907.0/km²). There were 2,262
housing units at an average density of 1,118.8/sq mi
(432.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.85% White
, 0.91% African American
, 0.40% from other races
, and 0.53% from two
or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 1.43%
of the population.
There were 2,024 households out of which 24.5% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples
living together, 10.5% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families.
37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.82.
In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
44 years. For every 100 females there were 78.0 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $24,951, and the
median income for a family was $32,042. Males had a median income
of $27,128 versus $20,451 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$16,717. About 13.9% of families and 16.9% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 28.7%
of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.