Laurens County SC Information

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Laurens County SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurens County to the other 46 counties and county equivalents in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 57th
Population Density1 # 21 57th
Diversity Index2 # 34 28th
Median Household Income # 25 48th
Per Capita Income # 29 39th

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Laurens County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 66,405
Population in Households 64,003
Population in Familes 52,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,402
Population Density1 93
Diversity Index2 50
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,611
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 17,607
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 30,964 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,934 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,677 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,353 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $88,173
Average Home Value $109,539
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,026
Average Household Income $47,478
Per Capita Income $18,513
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.05% -0.05%
Households 0.08% -0.02%
Families -0.13% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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