Laurens County, South Carolina Population 2020

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
White46,74170.07%
Black or African American16,48224.71%
Two or More Races1,6562.48%
Some Other Race1,3852.08%
Asian3000.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native1000.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander460.07%

Laurens County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Laurens County, South Carolina Median Age

41.1


Total

39


Male

43.2


Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Adults

There are 52,002 adults, (11,730 of whom are seniors) in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Laurens County, South Carolina Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,255

51.35%

Male

32,455

48.65%

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
Married85.5%14.5%
All70.4%29.6%
Non Family60%40%
Male56.5%43.5%
Female53.6%46.4%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,3732.5470.4
Married11,598385.5
Non Family8,0161.1860
Female3,8913.5653.6
Male1,8683.3256.5

3.06

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Laurens County, South Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0286.63%
9th to 12th Grade5,89012.90%
High School Graduate15,98034.99%
Some College9,29320.35%
Associates Degree4,4649.78%
Bachelors Degree4,59410.06%
Graduate Degree2,4175.29%

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,46526,7565,845
Black11,2448,751927
Hispanic1,41982294
Other Race731396
Multiple Races31028962
Asian20513993
Native American70388
Islander2626

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 45.37%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,798$32,790$25,310
Less Than High School$17,651$22,120$11,295
High School Grad$25,648$27,765$23,002
Some College$32,189$39,638$26,391
Bachelors Degree$40,930$50,150$32,806
Graduate Degree$48,816$41,847$50,433

$28,798

Average Earnings

$32,790

Average Male

$25,310

Average Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Language

Laurens County, South Carolina Language by Age

Laurens County, South Carolina Language

95.44% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 4.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.55% of the population.

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,7737,22316.50%
Black15,8523,94624.89%
Hispanic3,0481,07435.24%
Other1,36856741.45%
Multiple1,58553333.63%
Asian2528834.92%
Native924852.17%

19.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.89%

Male Poverty Rate

20.88%

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 52.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina is White, with 16.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.42%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.17%
High School16.41%
Some College13.53%
Bachelors or Greater2.32%

Laurens County, South Carolina Income

Laurens County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,578$55,273
Families$49,147$61,430
Married Families$61,202$73,593
Non Families$22,608$37,801

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

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

4,317

Number of Veterans

4,075

Male Veterans

242

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,746
Second Gulf War553
First Gulf War505
Korea399
World War II150

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4309.16%
Black8056.25%
Hispanic573.16%
Other475.82%
2 or More204.24%
Hawaiian726.92%
Asian62.21%
Indian22.86%

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

8.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Employment Status

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8.4%

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

73.06%

Born in South Carolina

97.48%

Native Born

2.52%

Foreign Born

1.70%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.48% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.06% having been born in South Carolina. 1.70% 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