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Laurens, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Laurens had a population of 9,137 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurens: Laurens Court House, Laurensville.

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Laurens, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,137
Daytime Population: Workers 6,014
Daytime Population: Residents 5,460
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 8,828
Population in Familes 7,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 309
Population Density2 877
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $30,882
Average Household Income $46,679
Per Capita Income $19,889


Total Housing Units 4,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,009 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,745 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $122,026


Total Households 3,754
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,354
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% 0.09%
Households -0.06% 0.05%
Families -0.08% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Laurens, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurens to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 61 85th
Population Density # 150 62nd
Diversity Index # 43 89th
Median Household Income # 311 22nd
Per Capita Income # 222 44th

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