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People

Total Population 9,122
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,672
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 37.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,363
% Above Poverty Level 76.4%
% Below Poverty Level 23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $578
Median House Value $78,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Laurens Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles SE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Laurens
Standard Zip Codes 29360
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.498
Longitude -82.014

Laurens Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAURENS
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 52 F
Apr Temp 45 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches
Station UNION 8 SW
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station NEWBERRY
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clinton 8,561 $32,500
Cross Hill 523 $49,722
Gray Court 711 $51,250
Ware Shoals 2,459 $36,691
Waterloo 160 $33,750
Woodruff 4,104 $35,978

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Laurens Public Libraries

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Laurens County Library
1017 WEST MAIN STREET
Laurens, South Carolina
(864) 984-0596
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Laurens High Schools

LAURENS DISTRICT 55 HIGH SCHOOL
5058 HWY 76 WEST
864-682-3151
Serves 1,642 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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