Laurens County, South Carolina Population 2019

Laurens County, South Carolina's estimated population is 66,915 with a growth rate of 0.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Laurens County, South Carolina is the 20th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201866,994790.12%
201766,9152590.39%
201666,6561820.27%
201566,474-36-0.05%
201466,5103250.49%
201366,185-59-0.09%
201266,244-223-0.34%
201166,467-59-0.09%
201066,5268,43414.52%
199058,0925,87811.26%
198052,2142,5015.03%
197049,7132,1044.42%
196047,6096351.35%
195046,9742,7896.31%
194044,1852,0914.97%
193042,094-466-1.09%
192042,5601,0102.43%
191041,5504,16811.15%
190037,3825,77218.26%
189031,6102,1667.36%
188029,4446,90830.65%
187022,536-1,322-5.54%
186023,8584511.93%
185023,4071,8238.45%
184021,5847213.46%
183020,8633,18117.99%
182017,6822,70018.02%
181014,9822,17316.96%
180012,8093,47237.19%
17909,3370.00%

How Many People Live in Laurens County, South Carolina?

66,915

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,52569.95%
Black or African American16,71625.13%
Some Other Race1,4542.19%
Two or More Races1,4462.17%
Asian2320.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native860.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.07%

Laurens County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Laurens County, South Carolina Median Age

40.8


Total

38.8


Male

42.8


Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Adults

There are 51,690 adults, (11,413 of whom are seniors) in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Laurens County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,166

51.37%

Male

32,342

48.63%

Laurens County, South Carolina Households and Families

Laurens County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Laurens County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.8%13.2%
All71.4%28.6%
Non Family62.5%37.5%
Male59.1%40.9%
Female52%48%

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,5432.5171.4
Married11,5112.9786.8
Non Family7,9071.262.5
Female4,3213.3852
Male1,8043.2559.1

3.01

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Laurens County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0916.83%
9th to 12th Grade5,88413.00%
High School Graduate15,76434.82%
Some College9,78621.62%
Associates Degree4,1259.11%
Bachelors Degree4,3209.54%
Graduate Degree2,2985.08%

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,26726,6185,718
Black11,0848,438771
Hispanic1,38777648
Other Race727377
Multiple Races38737249
Asian1188544
Native American513010
Islander2727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.29%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,493$31,670$24,005
Less Than High School$17,003$20,271$11,402
High School Grad$25,265$28,247$21,724
Some College$31,178$37,275$24,447
Bachelors Degree$40,925$47,284$34,986
Graduate Degree$43,913$42,833$44,435

$27,493

Average Earnings

$31,670

Average Male

$24,005

Average Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Language

Laurens County, South Carolina Language by Age

Laurens County, South Carolina Language

95.78% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.27% of the population.

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,7097,66417.53%
Black16,1483,98924.70%
Hispanic2,9061,19140.98%
Other1,44264644.80%
Multiple1,37941730.24%
Asian1686941.07%
Native784152.56%

20.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.54%

Male Poverty Rate

21.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina is Native, with 52.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina is White, with 17.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.94%
High School16.99%
Some College13.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.39%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.04%
Male Unemployed30.73%
Female Employed12.24%
Male Employed9.69%

Laurens County, South Carolina Income

Laurens County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,580$52,367
Families$47,311$57,614
Married Families$60,110$68,936
Non Families$22,152$37,009

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Laurens County, South Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans

4,598

Number of Veterans

4,335

Male Veterans

263

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,848
First Gulf War659
Second Gulf War536
Korea417
World War II221

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6329.76%
Black8836.90%
Hispanic734.24%
Other465.46%
2 or More224.21%
Hawaiian725.93%
Asian63.06%
Indian23.92%

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

10.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Employment Status

57%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.02%

Born in South Carolina

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.71%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.60% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 74.02% having been born in South Carolina. 1.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Laurens County, South Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Laurens90309080500.55%
Fountain Inn 7627851388611.62%
Clinton832384531301.56%
Ware Shoals 2174218390.41%
Gray Court801798-3-0.37%
Cross Hill497491-6-1.21%
Waterloo14714810.68%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990