Laurens County, South Carolina Population 2024

68,261

Laurens County, South Carolina's estimated 2024 population is 68,261 with a growth rate of 0.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Laurens County, South Carolina is the 21st largest county in South Carolina. The 2010 population was 66,519 and has seen a growth of 2.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202969,0011480.21%
202868,8531480.22%
202768,7051480.22%
202668,5571480.22%
202568,4091480.22%
202468,2611480.22%
202368,1131480.22%
202267,9651480.22%
202167,8171930.29%
202067,6241760.26%
201967,4485930.89%
201866,855-30%
201766,8582070.31%
201666,6511920.29%
201566,459-31-0.05%
201466,4903130.47%
201366,177-62-0.09%
201266,239-223-0.34%
201166,462-57-0.09%
201066,519
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%
17909,337-59,664-86.47%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.22% (148)
County Website
Laurens County
County Seat
2010 Population
66,519
Area
714 mi²
Density
96 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.62% (1,742)
Founded
1785

Laurens County, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,27168.59%
Black or African American15,56423.07%
Two or more races3,0174.47%
Other race2,0873.09%
Asian4040.6%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander590.09%
Native American540.08%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Laurens County, South Carolina Population by Race

Laurens County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2024

Laurens County, South Carolina Median Age

41.2

Total

39.3

Male

43.1

Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Adults

There are 52,754 adults, (12,604 of whom are seniors) in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Laurens County, South Carolina Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female34,34550.91%
Male33,11149.09%

Laurens County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,7572.5371.328.7
Married11,8813.0685.314.7
Non Family8,4001.1562.637.4
Female3,9403.5648.951.1
Male1,5363.236832
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3.09

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

71.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laurens County, South Carolina Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.66%.

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,185

Average Earnings

$41,245

Average Male

$31,839

Average Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurens County, South Carolina Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laurens County, South Carolina Language

94.85% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.13% of the population.

Laurens County, South Carolina Language

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White43,6746,55315%
Black14,8284,09027.58%
Hispanic3,7181,05028.24%
Multiple2,97469123.23%
Other2,04461830.23%
Native541527.78%
Islander5946.78%
Asian39420.51%
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18.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.02%

Male Poverty Rate

20.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina is Other, with 30.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina is Asian, with 0.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.19%.

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.33%
High School17.74%
Some College11.87%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%
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Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed31.24%
Male Unemployed26.38%
Female Employed12.04%
Male Employed6.27%
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Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurens County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 45-54.

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,525

Number of Veterans

3,253

Male Veterans

272

Female Veterans

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Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laurens County, South Carolina Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laurens County, South Carolina Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.16%

Born in Laurens County, South Carolina

96.62%

Native Born

3.38%

Foreign Born

2.41%

Non Citizen

0.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.62% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.16% having been born in South Carolina. 2.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Laurens County, South Carolina Place of Birth

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