Laurens, South Carolina Population 2021

8,929
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Laurens is a city located in Laurens County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,929, it is the 43rd largest city in South Carolina and the 3347th largest city in the United States . Laurens is currently growing at a rate of 0.45% annually but its population has decreased by -2.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,139 in 2010. Laurens reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Laurens has a population density of 909 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laurens is $53,003 with a poverty rate of 26.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $720 per month, and the median house value is $93,700. The median age in Laurens is 41.6 years, 39.5 years for males, and 44.6 years for females.

Laurens Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laurenswas:

  • White: 53.48%
  • Black or African American: 40.89%
  • Two or more races: 3.11%
  • Other race: 1.64%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Laurens, South Carolina is 8,929 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,849.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,139.

Laurens, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,74253.48%
Black or African American3,62640.89%
Two or More Races2763.11%
Some Other Race1451.64%
Asian650.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native130.15%
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Laurens Population by Race

Laurens Population Pyramid $2021

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Laurens Median Age

41.6


Total

39.5


Male

44.6


Female

Laurens Adults

There are 6,888 adults, (2,196 of whom are seniors) in Laurens.

Laurens Age Dependency

89

Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens Sex Ratio

Female

4,832

54.49%

Male

4,035

45.51%

Laurens Population by Age

Laurens Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurens Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female23.4%76.6%
Non Family37.1%62.9%
All50%50%
Male53.4%46.6%
Married75.9%24.1%

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurens Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7592.2750
Married1,3992.6975.9
Non Family1,3091.0437.1
Female7723.3723.4
Male2792.9253.4

2.75

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Laurens Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4547.24%
9th to 12th Grade86813.83%
High School Graduate1,89430.19%
Some College1,54424.61%
Associates Degree5048.03%
Bachelors Degree6229.91%
Graduate Degree3886.18%
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Laurens Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurens Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,6173,125834
Black2,3481,612153
Hispanic22815113
Other Race10258
Asian545410
2+ Races4844
Native American13

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.06%.

Laurens Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,863$37,396$24,503
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$21,625$24,216$17,768
Some College$36,056$36,991$31,607
Bachelors Degree$43,571$63,182$31,719
Graduate Degree$48,816$35,250$49,972

$31,863

Average Earnings

$37,396

Average Male

$24,503

Average Female

Laurens Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurens Language by Age

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Laurens Language

95.70% of Laurens residents speak only English, while 4.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Laurens Language

Laurens Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,5261,40739.90%
White4,41467015.18%
Multiple27613348.19%
Native1313100.00%
Hispanic300103.33%
Other14521.38%

26.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.35%

Male Poverty Rate

27.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurens

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurens is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens is Other, with 1.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.06%.

Laurens Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade51.78%
High School18.18%
Some College11.01%
Bachelors or Greater0.82%

Laurens Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed13.64%
Male Employed6.68%

Laurens Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurens Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,738$53,003
Families$50,221$64,826
Married Families$70,167-
Non Families$19,673$27,171
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Income by Household Type

Laurens Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurens Married by Age and Sex

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Laurens 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 Marital Status by Race

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Laurens Marital Status

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525

Number of Veterans

525

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam154
Korea80
First Gulf War46
World War II20
Second Gulf War19

Laurens Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+237
65 to 74123
55 to 6489
35 to 5476
18 to 34

Laurens Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3759.58%
Black1043.79%
Hispanic4617.76%
Other Race4644.23%

Laurens Veterans by Race

Laurens Veterans by Education

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5.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens Veterans by Education

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Laurens Employment by Age

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Laurens Employment by Race

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Laurens Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.91%

Born in Laurens

98.68%

Native Born

1.32%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.68% of Laurens residents were born in the United States, with 78.91% having been born in South Carolina. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Laurens Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,929400.45%
20208,889400.45%
20198,849400.45%
20188,809-83-0.93%
20178,892-21-0.24%
20168,913-17-0.19%
20158,930-13-0.15%
20148,943100.11%
20138,93390.10%
20128,924-63-0.70%
20118,987-36-0.40%
20109,023-893-0.94%
20009,9162220.23%
19909,694-893-0.88%
198010,5872890.28%
197010,2987000.71%
19609,5989401.04%
19508,6581,7642.30%
19406,8941,4512.39%
19305,4438141.63%
19204,629-189-0.40%
19104,8187891.80%
19004,0290.00%

Laurens Population by Year