The City of Laurens had a population of 8,873 as of July 1, 2015. Laurens ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Laurens is located at latitude 34.5015 and longitude -82.0232 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurens (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Laurens County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.
The City of Laurens (GNIS ID: 2404891) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Laurens is located within Laurens Division of Laurens County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurens population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurens: Laurens Court House, Laurensville.
|Population in Households||8,567|
|Population in Familes||6,801|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||306|
|Average Household Size||2.33|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||4,380 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,886 (43.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,787 (40.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||706 (16.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$78,695|
|Average Home Value||$103,776|
|Median Household Income||$31,870|
|Average Household Income||$43,323|
|Per Capita Income||$17,957|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.39%|
|Per Capita Income||2.39%|
The table below compares Laurens to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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.
|Total Population||# 59||85th|
|Population Density1||# 152||62nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 41||90th|
|Median Household Income||# 273||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 235||41st|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.