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Laurens, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Laurens had a population of 9,159 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Laurens, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,159
Population in Households 8,854
Population in Familes 7,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 305
Population Density2 880
Diversity Index3 61


Median Household Income $32,396
Average Household Income $49,381
Per Capita Income $20,953


Total Housing Units 4,418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,803 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,956 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 659 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $89,851
Average Home Value $132,218


Total Households 3,759
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 2,347
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.13%
Households -0.04% 0.1%
Families -0.11% -0.04%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2018 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 # 152 62nd
Diversity Index # 44 89th
Median Household Income # 311 22nd
Per Capita Income # 216 46th

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