Laurens County SC Information


Laurens County Subdivisions

Laurens County SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 67,486
Population in Households 65,084
Population in Familes 53,612
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,402
Population Density1 95
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 25,757
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 17,659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,040 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,717 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,544 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $86,114
Average Home Value $126,646


Median Household Income $39,607
Average Household Income $51,842
Per Capita Income $20,618
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.23% 0.28%
Households 0.14% 0.23%
Families -0.04% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.45%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 22 54th
Per Capita Income # 28 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.