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Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Stairs at the Lawrence County Courthouse
Lawrence County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lawrence County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of USA PA
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 20, 1849
Seat New Castle
Largest city New Castle
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

363 sq mi (940 km²)
361 sq mi (935 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.63%
 - (2010)
 - Density

252/sq mi (97.4/km²)

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2010, its population was 91,108. The county was added to the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area in 2003. The county seat is New Castle[1].

Lawrence County was created on March 20, 1849, from parts of Beaver and Mercer counties. It was named after the USS Lawrence, Oliver Hazard Perry's original flagship at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 363 square miles (940.2 km2), of which 360 square miles (932.4 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.63%) is water. Major waterways are the Shenango River, Neshannock Creek and the Mahoning River which form the Beaver River. Also, the Slippery Rock Creek and Connoquenessing Creak empty into the Beaver River.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Government and politicsEdit

As of November 2008, there are 62,505 registered voters in Lawernce County [1].

County commissionersEdit

  • Steve Craig, Chairman, Democrat
  • Richard DeBlasio, Democrat
  • Dan Vogler, Republican

Other county officialsEdit

  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Helen Morgan, Democrat
  • Controller, David Gettings, Republican
  • District Attorney, John Bongivengo, Democrat
  • Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, Janet Kalajainen, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Perry Quahliero, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Richard Rapone, Democrat

State RepresentativesEdit

State SenatorsEdit

US RepresentativeEdit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 21,079
1860 22,999 9.1%
1870 27,298 18.7%
1880 33,312 22.0%
1890 37,517 12.6%
1900 57,042 52.0%
1910 70,032 22.8%
1920 85,545 22.2%
1930 97,258 13.7%
1940 96,877 −0.4%
1950 105,120 8.5%
1960 112,965 7.5%
1970 107,374 −4.9%
1980 107,150 −0.2%
1990 96,246 −10.2%
2000 94,639 −1.7%
2010 91,108 −3.7%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 94,643 people, 37,091 households, and 25,889 families residing in the county. The population density was 263 people per square mile (101/km²). There were 39,635 housing units at an average density of 110 per square mile (42/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.98% White, 3.61% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.1% were of Italian, 21.7% German, 9.3% Irish, 6.8% English and 6.8% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 37,091 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 25.70% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.90 males.

Municipalities Edit

Map of Lawrence County Pennsylvania With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Lawrence County:

Cities Edit

Boroughs Edit

Townships Edit

Census-designated places Edit

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Other Communities Edit

Various unincorporated communities that lie within and are part of official municipalities.

  • Castlewood (Shenango Twp)
  • Chewton (Wayne Twp)
  • Eastbrook (Hickory Twp)
  • Edinburg (Mahoning Twp)
  • Energy (Slippery Rock Twp)
  • Frizzleburg (Pulaski Twp)
  • Harlansburg (Scott Twp)
  • Hillsville (Mahoning Twp)
  • Moravia (Taylor Twp)
  • Mount Jackson (North Beaver Twp)
  • New Bedford (Pulaski Twp)
  • West Pittsburg (Taylor Township)
  • Wurtemburg (Taylor Twp)


Map of Lawrence County Pennsylvania School Districts

Map of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Public School DistrictsEdit




  • New Castle Municipal Airport (Union Twp)

Public TransitEdit

Major RoadsEdit



State Game LandsEdit

  • SGL 148 (New Beaver)
  • SGL 150 (Pulaski Twp)
  • SGL 151 (Washington Twp)
  • SGL 178 (Neshannock Twp)
  • SGL 216 (Scott Twp)


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°59′N 80°20′W / 40.99, -80.33

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