Laurens County, South Carolina Population 2021

Laurens County, South Carolina's estimated population is 68,699 with a growth rate of 0.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Laurens County, South Carolina is the 21st largest county inSouth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 66,505 and has seen a growth of 3.30% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202168,6996030.89%
202068,0966030.89%
201967,4936030.90%
201866,890680.10%
201766,8222190.33%
201666,6031820.27%
201566,421-43-0.06%
201466,4643150.48%
201366,149-65-0.10%
201266,214-232-0.35%
201166,446-59-0.09%
201066,5058,41314.48%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.89% (603)
County Website
Founded
1785
County Seat
2010 Population
66,505
Growth Since 2010
3.30% (2,194)
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Laurens County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,86070.10%
Black or African American16,08324.06%
Two or More Races1,9142.86%
Some Other Race1,5302.29%
Asian3170.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native980.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander440.07%
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Laurens County, South Carolina Population by Race

Laurens County, South Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Laurens County, South Carolina Median Age

40.7


Total

38.5


Male

42.9


Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Adults

There are 52,143 adults, (11,993 of whom are seniors) in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Laurens County, South Carolina Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurens County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

34,301

51.31%

Male

32,545

48.69%

Laurens County, South Carolina Population by Age

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

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Laurens County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female50%50%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Male61%39%
All69.8%30.2%
Married84.8%15.2%

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurens County, South Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,5632.5269.8
Married11,8743.0184.8
Non Family7,9811.1659.4
Female3,9843.5250
Male1,7243.2161

3.04

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Laurens County, South Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9606.43%
9th to 12th Grade5,81212.63%
High School Graduate15,58233.85%
Some College9,61520.89%
Associates Degree4,61210.02%
Bachelors Degree4,94910.75%
Graduate Degree2,5045.44%
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Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White32,61626,9925,922
Black11,1638,7101,162
Hispanic1,556951196
Other Race82950842
2+ Races43741180
Asian238195106
Native American74429
Islander2424

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 44.54%.

Laurens County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,163$36,067$26,603
Less Than 9th Grade$18,553$22,078$13,119
High School Graduate$27,452$31,366$23,354
Some College$33,221$39,565$30,012
Bachelors Degree$42,481$53,504$32,083
Graduate Degree$48,766$44,441$49,423

$31,163

Average Earnings

$36,067

Average Male

$26,603

Average Female

Laurens County, South Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurens County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Laurens County, South Carolina Language

94.95% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 5.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.95% 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
White43,9167,13416.24%
Black15,3884,23827.54%
Hispanic3,2071,15335.95%
Multiple1,83564435.10%
Other1,51853435.18%
Native903741.11%
Asian271228.12%

20.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.67%

Male Poverty Rate

21.88%

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 41.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurens County, South Carolina is Asian, with 8.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.31%.

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.09%
High School18.05%
Some College13.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed48.86%
Male Unemployed28.67%
Female Employed11.81%
Male Employed8.10%

Laurens County, South Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurens County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,304$58,059
Families$52,277$66,339
Married Families$64,520$78,538
Non Families$23,925$35,614
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Income by Household Type

Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

44.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Laurens County, South Carolina Marital Status

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4,226

Number of Veterans

3,927

Male Veterans

299

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,662
First Gulf War621
Second Gulf War587
Korea330
World War II117

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,272
75+1,044
35 to 54886
55 to 64793
18 to 34231

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1858.50%
Black8987.05%
2+ Races7512.84%
Hispanic562.94%
Other Race465.01%
Asian144.86%
Islander625.00%
Native American22.70%

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Race

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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9.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Laurens County, South Carolina Employment by Age

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Laurens County, South Carolina Employment by Race

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Laurens County, South Carolina 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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73.25%

Born in Laurens County, South Carolina

97.26%

Native Born

2.74%

Foreign Born

1.75%

Non Citizen

1.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.26% of Laurens County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 73.25% having been born in South Carolina. 1.75% 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

  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

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