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The City of Laurens had a population of 9,156 as of July 1, 2020. 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 34.499 and longitude -82.0143 in Laurens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurens 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurens: Laurens Court House, Laurensville.
|Total Population||9,156 (100%)|
|Population in Households||8,863 (96.8%)|
|Population in Families||7,017 (76.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||293 ( 3.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$35,791|
|Average Household Income||$49,236|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$20,233|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||4,449 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,889 (42.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,902 (42.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||657 (14.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$96,794|
|Average Home Value||$171,523|
|Housing Affordability Index3||227|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.78%|
|Per Capita Income||2.04%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.02%|
The table below compares Laurens to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 62||85th|
|Population Density||# 149||63rd|
|Median Household Income||# 277||30th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 224||56th|
|Per Capita Income||# 258||35th|
|Diversity Index||# 46||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.