Lawrence (Massachusetts)

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Coordinates 42°42′25″N 71°09′49″W
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
Region New England
Settled 1655
Incorporated 1847
Incorporated (city) 1853
Founded by Essex Company
Named for Abbott Lawrence
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
ZIP Codes 01840–01843
Area code(s) 351/978
FIPS code 25-34550
Government (Type) Mayor-council city
Government (Mayor) Brian DePeña
Government (City Council) Marc LaPlante (Council President) Estela Reyes (Vice-President) Pavel Payano (at-large) Celina Reyes (at-large) Ana Levy (at-large) Maria De La Cruz (District A) Gregory Del Rosario (District B) Jeovanny A. Rodriguez (District D) Stephany Infante (District E)
Government (Total) 7.43 sq mi (19.24 km2)
Government (Land) 6.93 sq mi (17.95 km2)
Government (Water) 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
Area (Total) 7.43 sq mi (19.24 km2)
Area (Land) 6.93 sq mi (17.95 km2)
Area (Water) 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 89,143
Population (2020) (Density) 12,863.35/sq mi (4,966.73/km2)

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Lawrence is a smaller sized city of just under 7 square miles located in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States, on the Merrimack River. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 89,143. Surrounding communities include Methuen to the north, Andover to the southwest, and North Andover to the east. Lawrence and Salem were the county seats of Essex County, until the Commonwealth abolished county government in 1999. Lawrence is part of the Merrimack Valley. Manufacturing products of the city include electronic equipment, textiles, footwear, paper products, computers, and foodstuffs. Lawrence was the residence of poet Robert Frost for his early school years; his essays and poems were first published in the Lawrence High School newspaper. Lawrence is also the Birth Place of singer Robert Goulet who was born Haverhill St. in 1933.

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