Laurens, New York

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Population in 2013: 264 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.7%
 
Males: 120  (45.8%)
Females: 144  (54.2%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
New York median age:  38.2 years

Zip codes: 13796.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,732 (it was $27,125 in 2000)
Laurens:

$31,732
NY:

$57,369

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,010 (it was $15,527 in 2000)

Laurens village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $109,614 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Laurens:

$109,614
NY:

$277,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $166,758; Detached houses: $175,378; Townhouses or other attached units: $253,709; In 2-unit structures: $161,730; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $338,668; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $116,518; Mobile homes: $73,412

Median gross rent in 2013: $668.

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  • Races in Laurens, NY (2010)

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    • 24994.7%White alone
    • 93.4%Hispanic
    • 41.5%Two or more races
    • 10.4%Asian alone

Races in Laurens detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Laurens: 97.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.1%), English (10.9%), German (10.9%), French (7.2%), Hungarian (7.2%), Italian (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1116 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 2,112 people per square mile   (low).

Laurens,NY real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Laurens:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurens village:

  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 1.3%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.6%
New York:

22.3%



According to our research of New York and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Laurens, New York as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurens to the number of sex offenders is 2,376 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,518 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,405 (1.2%)

Laurens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (39.8 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (132.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: West End, NY (2.3 miles ), Oneonta, NY (2.3 miles ), New Lisbon, NY (2.7 miles ), Morris, NY (2.8 miles ), Milford, NY (2.9 miles ), Hartwick, NY (2.9 miles ), Davenport, NY (3.2 miles ), Davenport Center, NY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,200

Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 75.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 607

Laurens household income distribution Laurens home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
New York:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -60 (-17.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Laurens: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Laurens, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laurens-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 65% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the Laurens village center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the village center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurens-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from Laurens center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 282.1 miles away from Laurens center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otsego County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Laurens:

  • CATSKILL AREA HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC (Hospital, about 5 miles away; ONEONTA, NY)
  • AT HOME CARE INC CHHA (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ONEONTA, NY)
  • A O FOX NH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ONEONTA, NY)
  • CHESTNUT PARK AND REHABILITATION NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ONEONTA, NY)
  • BASSETT HEALTHCARE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; ONEONTA, NY)
  • OTSEGO MANOR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; COOPERSTOWN, NY)
  • MARY IMOGENE BASSETT HOSPITAL (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; COOPERSTOWN, NY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurens:

  • SUNY Oneonta (about 5 miles; Oneonta, NY; Full-time enrollment: 6,081)
  • SUNY College of Technology at Delhi (about 20 miles; Delhi, NY; FT enrollment: 2,911)
  • Colgate University (about 31 miles; Hamilton, NY; FT enrollment: 3,094)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 32 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 35 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,774)
  • Morrisville State College (about 37 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,823)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College (about 39 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 5,693)

Public high school in Laurens:

Public elementary/middle school in Laurens:

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Churches in Laurens include: Laurens Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Matthew Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Otsego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laurens and their reported violations in the past:

GILBERT LAKE STATE PK (Address: 18 CCC Road , Population served: 1,320, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.8%
(30.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.0%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  13.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.9% of all households

Laurens compared to New York state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.2
New York average:

13.9

Laurens travel time to work - commute Laurens mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (52%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurens village (based on Otsego County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,5996
Mainline Protestant9,63769
Evangelical Protestant1,82926
Other1,0949
Orthodox251
None38,075-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Otsego County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Otsego County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Otsego County:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Otsego County:

24.6%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.6%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$340
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$358
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$400
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,000
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,098

Laurens government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($68.18)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($49.24)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($11.36)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($7.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($7.58)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($7.58)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($3.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Financial Administration: $1,000 ($3.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($49.24)

Laurens government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($22.73)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($109.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($18.94)
    Highways: $4,000 ($15.15)
  • Tax - Property: $3,000 ($11.36)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.79)

Laurens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $55,000 ($208.33)

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
New York average:

5.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Delaware County, NY  0.75% ($31,408 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.49% ($28,873)
from Schoharie County, NY  0.16% ($28,432)


5.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,553 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
New York average:

5.46%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Delaware County, NY  0.66% ($31,302 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.46% ($27,400)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.28% ($31,734)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurens:

  • WDOS (730 AM; 1 kW; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: ULTIMATE B/CASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WDLA (1270 AM; 5 kW; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WINR (680 AM; 5 kW; BINGHAMTON, NY; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurens:

  • WSRK (103.9 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: ULTIMATE B/CASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSQC-FM (91.7 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: WSKG PUBLIC TELECOMM. COUNCIL)
  • WZOZ (103.1 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WDHI (100.3 FM; DELHI, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WCDO-FM (100.9 FM; SIDNEY, NY; Owner: CDO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDLA-FM (92.1 FM; WALTON, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WRIP (97.9 FM; WINDHAM, NY; Owner: RIP RADIO, LLC)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WONY (90.9 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK)
  • W232AS (94.3 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WRHO (89.7 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: HARTWICK COLLEGE)
  • W205AJ (88.9 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • W213BL (90.5 FM; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: MARS HILL BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laurens:

  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WISF-LP (Channel 15; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: RASTUS BROADCAST)
  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W29BJ (Channel 29; BURLINGTON, NY; Owner: KEVIN O'KANE)
  • W63AE (Channel 63; ONEONTA, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)

Laurens fatal accident list:

Jun 2, 2010 05:41 AM, Sr-205, Lat: 42.52149, Lon: -75.08954, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Feb 17, 2006 06:15 AM, Cr-11, New Rd., Lat: 42.52031, Lon: -75.10457, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Mar 24, 2005 11:59 PM, Sr-205, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Aug 16, 2005 01:55 PM, Sr-205, Airport Road, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 24, 1997 09:45 AM, 23, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $62,000Total costs
  • 290Total average daily traffic
  • 17Total average daily truck traffic
  • 246Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Roy J Althiser, 147 West Street Ext (Lat: 42.498889 Lon: -75.073889), Type: 43.0, Overall height: 43 m
    Registrant: 6075475351, , 97 MAIN ST
  • Roy J Althiser, Blend Hill West Street Ext (Lat: 42.498611 Lon: -75.073889), Type: 43.0, Overall height: 42.8 m
    Registrant: 6075475351, , 172 CTY HWY 33W
  • 147 West Street Ext (Lat: 42.498889 Lon: -75.073889), Type: 43.0, Overall height: 43 m
    Registrant: 6075475351, , 97 MAIN ST
  • Blend Hill West Street Ext (Lat: 42.498611 Lon: -75.073889), Type: 43.0, Overall height: 42.8 m
    Registrant: 6075475351, , 172 CTY HWY 33W

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Gilbert Lake State Park (Lat: 42.573139 Lon: -75.126000), Call Sign: KOL777, Licensee ID: L00002981
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.145 MHz, 151.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/18/2002, Expiration Date: 11/25/2012, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2003
    Registrant: State Of New York, 6105 E Seneca Tpke, Jamesville, NY 13078-9516, Phone: (315) 492-1756
  • Gilbert Lake State Park (Lat: 42.573139 Lon: -75.126000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: KOL797
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.145 MHz, 151.340 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2012, Expiration Date: 11/25/2022
    Registrant: Rcc Consultants, 100 Woodbridge Center Dr. Suite 201, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, Phone: (732) 404-2461, Fax: (732) 404-2580, Email:
  • Lat: 42.531611 Lon: -75.088611, Call Sign: WQIW332
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2008, Expiration Date: 06/02/2018, Certifier: Steven West
    Registrant: Primex Wireless, Inc., 965 Wells Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurens)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Laurens

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