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Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Looking north on Main Street in Lawrenceville
Looking north on Main Street in Lawrenceville
Official logo of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Tioga
Settled 1793
Incorporated (borough) 1831
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 997 ft (304 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 627
 • Density 510.5/sq mi (196.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
Zip 16929
Area code(s) 570

Lawrenceville is a borough in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 627 at the 2000 census.


The James Ford House and Judge John Ryon House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Lawrenceville is located at 41°59′48″N 77°7′31″W / 41.99667°N 77.12528°W / 41.99667; -77.12528 (41.996564, -77.125159). It is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 287 and Pennsylvania Route 49. The only traffic light in town can be found at this intersection. Lawrenceville is on the banks of the Tioga and Cowanesque rivers. The confluence of these streams is just outside downtown Lawrenceville. Cowanesque Lake, a US Army Corps of Engineers flood prevention lake is just to the west of town on Pennsylvania Route 49.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

The community is at the New York state line, and part of its development continues into the town of Lindley in Steuben County, New York.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 494
1860 512 3.6%
1870 478 −6.6%
1880 426 −10.9%
1890 441 3.5%
1900 486 10.2%
1910 549 13.0%
1920 508 −7.5%
1930 457 −10.0%
1940 450 −1.5%
1950 479 6.4%
1960 548 14.4%
1970 605 10.4%
1980 327 −46.0%
1990 481 47.1%
2000 627 30.4%
2010 581 −7.3%
Est. 2015 615 5.9%

As of the census of 2000, there were 627 people, 262 households, and 175 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,143.2 people per square mile (440.2/km²). There were 280 housing units at an average density of 510.5 per square mile (196.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.20% White, 0.32% African American, 0.16% Native American and 0.32% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 262 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. Of all households 27.9% were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,896, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $32,171 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,127. About 14.5% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.0% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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Lawrenceville Library
Lawrenceville's library

While Lawrenceville is very small, there are a couple of family owned restaurants and a few gas stations. There is a Dollar General and a small grocery store called Preston's.

Some towns that are near Lawrenceville are Tioga, Pa, Mansfield, Pa. and Wellsboro, Pa. Tioga is about 5–7 minutes away and there is a skating rink and some family-owned restaurants. Mansfield is about 20 minutes away, and that is a slightly larger town. There are several fast food and chain restaurants there as well. Mansfield University is located in Mansfield, along with a high school and a bowling alley. Wellsboro is a 30-minute drive away but bigger than Mansfield and much bigger than Lawrenceville. It contains Packer Park, which is a park with a play area for kids and tennis courts, pools, basketball courts, et cetera.

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