Laurens, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 9,202 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 4,009  (43.6%)
Females: 5,193  (56.4%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29360.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,283 (it was $28,756 in 2000)
Laurens:

$23,283
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,525 (it was $14,582 in 2000)

Laurens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,687 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Laurens:

$81,687
SC:

$139,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $547.

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  • Races in Laurens, SC (2010)

    Laurens races chart
    • 4,58750.2%White alone
    • 3,87942.4%Black alone
    • 5245.7%Hispanic
    • 971.1%Two or more races
    • 240.3%Asian alone
    • 210.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.05%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Laurens: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (9.8%), United States (9.7%), Irish (8.5%), German (5.2%), Scottish (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 869 people per square mile   (low).

Laurens,SC real estate house value index trend

Laurens, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Laurens:

  • High school or higher: 76.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurens city:

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

466 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America).

This city:

5.1%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 44 registered sex offenders living in Laurens, South Carolina as of July 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurens to the number of sex offenders is 206 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $602 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $315 (0.5%)

Laurens satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greenville, SC (31.6 miles , pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (83.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (536.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Watts Mills, SC (1.3 miles ), Clinton, SC (2.9 miles ), Gray Court, SC (3.0 miles ), Mountville, SC (3.2 miles) , Waterloo, SC (3.2 miles ), Enoree, SC (3.6 miles ), Joanna, SC (3.6 miles ), Cross Hill, SC (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $59,200
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $57,100
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $63,600
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $80,700
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $70,700
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $230,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 82.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,267 (+35.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,485 (42.0%)

Area code: 864

Laurens household income distribution Laurens home values distribution

Crime rates in Laurens by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 111122010320
per 100,000 9.910.010.110.020.020.30.010.40.032.421.70.0
Rapes 343363215827
per 100,000 29.640.230.230.160.130.520.610.452.886.521.777.2
Robberies 261316142319262919192516
per 100,000 256.1130.5161.0140.4230.5193.1267.9302.7200.8205.5271.1176.4
Assaults 140194116134151124111120861077167
per 100,000 1,379.21,947.41,167.01,344.31,513.51,260.01,143.61,252.3908.71,157.4770.0738.9
Burglaries 1009315113110912018113910513113072
per 100,000 985.1933.51,519.11,314.21,092.51,219.41,864.81,450.61,109.51,417.01,409.8794.0
Thefts 340487446492468405481410459463516515
per 100,000 3,349.44,888.64,486.94,935.84,690.84,115.44,955.74,278.94,850.05,008.15,595.95,679.3
Auto thefts 202721232225271819191714
per 100,000 197.0271.0211.3230.7220.5254.0278.2187.9200.8205.5184.4154.4
Arson 5831122110221
per 100,000 49.380.330.2110.420.020.310.310.40.021.621.711.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.7) 615.0763.7628.9663.3742.1645.5676.9658.5572.2743.5633.6557.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Laurens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 31 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
South Carolina average:

2.44
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.6%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -192 (-1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Laurens, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Laurens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/31/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Laurens city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1973, a category F4 tornado 22.2 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurens-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 141.9 miles away from Laurens center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 277.7 miles away from Laurens center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 148.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Laurens County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurens topographic map

Birthplace of: John F. Bolt - Marine Corps ace of World War II and the Korean War, Jim Donnan - AMerican football player and coach, Erskine Thomason - Baseball player, John Carlisle Kilgo - Methodist cleric, Johnny Mars - Blues harmonica player, Rickey Foggie - Football player, Hilary A. Herbert - Politician, Bennie Cunningham - Football player, James "J.T." Taylor - Singer, John L. M. Irby - Politician.

Main business address for: PALMETTO BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Laurens:

  • LAURENS DISTRICT HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 420 FARLEY AVE)
  • MILL STREET COMMUNITY RESIDENC (415 MILL STREET)
  • OAK GROVE COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (RTE 2 BOX 1070)
  • SOUTH HARPER COMMUNITY RESIDEN (817 SOUTH HARPER STREET)
  • SULLIVAN STREET COMM RES (503 SULLIVAN STREET)
  • LAURENS NURSING CENTER (PINEHAVEN ST EXTENSION)
  • MARTHA FRANKS BAPTIST RETIREMENT CENTER (ONE MARTHA FRANKS DRIVE)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE - LAURENS (379 PINEHAVEN STREET EXTENSION)

Airports located in Laurens:

  • Laurens County Airport (Runways: 1, Air Taxi Ops: 150, Itinerant Ops: 1,000, Local Ops: 4,200, Military Ops: 150)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurens:

  • Piedmont Technical College (about 22 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,831)
  • Lander University (about 23 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 30 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 9,859)
  • Bob Jones University (about 33 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,308)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 33 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 35 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Anderson University (about 36 miles; Anderson, SC; FT enrollment: 2,510)

Private high schools in Laurens:

  • LAURENS ACADEMY (Students: 239; Location: 3515 HWY 49; Grades: KG - 12)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30; Location: 1607 GREENWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurens:

  • FORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 481; Location: 601 Lucas Avenue; Grades: PK-5)
  • LAURENS MIDDLE (Students: 415; Location: 1035 W. Main St.; Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Laurens

Library in Laurens:

  • LAURENS COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $938,457; Location: 1017 WEST MAIN STREET; 121,319 books; 7,734 audio materials; 3,767 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 305 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Laurens: Laurens City Hall (A), Laurens County Courthouse (B), Laurens County Jail (C), Laurens COunty Library (D), Laurens City Fire Department Station 2 (E), Laurens City Fire Department Station 1 (F), Capitol Theatre (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Barksdale Square Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Laurens: PALMETTO BANCSHARES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Laurens include: Mount Olive Church (A), Central United Methodist Church (B), Church of God (C), Church of the Epiphany (D), Evening Light Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Hillcrest Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Jersey Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Millikens Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Scout Branch (A), Reedy Fork (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Laurens include: South Harper Historic District (1), Laurens Historic District (2), McMillan Park (3), Jamie Penell Memorial Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Dunklin House (Museums; 544 West Main Street) (1), Old 96 District Tourism Commission (104 East Public Square) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: McDaniel Enterprises (2841 By-Pass 127) (1), Budget Lodge (21550 Highway 221 North) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Laurens County - Clerk Of Court- Child's Support Claims (Hillcrest Square) (1), Laurens County - Clerk Of Court (Hillcrest Square) (2), Laurens County-Probate Court (100 Hillcrest Square) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Laurens County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.27
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00468. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00468
U.S.:

0.01468

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

LAURENS COUNTY W&S COMM (3020001) (Population served: 34,200, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2013), St Show-cause Hearing (AUG-22-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-25-2013), St Admin Penalty assessed (SEP-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
RANCH ROAD WATER (3050008) (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2011), St Show-cause Hearing (DEC-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-23-2012), St Admin Penalty assessed (JAN-23-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-29-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2011), St Show-cause Hearing (DEC-14-2011), St Admin Penalty assessed (JAN-23-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-23-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2010), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-15-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-14-2011), St Admin Penalty assessed (JAN-23-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (JAN-23-2012), St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-14-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laurens that have no violations reported:

  • LAURENS CPW (3010001) (Population served: 14,232, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.7%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.7% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 97.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.8%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Laurens in 2010:

  • 168 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Laurens in 2000:

  • 227 people in nursing homes
  • 190 people in other group homes
  • 53 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Laurens, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Laurens compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Laurens (2011 data):

  • The Palmetto Bank: North Harper Street Branch, Church Street Branch, Laurens Retirement Center Branch, Laurens Branch. Info updated 2011/04/01: Bank assets: $1,204.5 mil, Deposits: $1,066.9 mil, headquarters in Greenville, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group V Lp
  • TD Bank, National Association: Laurens Branch at 508 North Harper Street, branch established on 1983/03/07. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Laurens Branch at 305 West Main Street, branch established on 1926/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Laurens Branch at 922 East Main Street, branch established on 2009/03/18. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • SunTrust Bank: Laurens Branch 297 at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1948/04/19. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Provident Community Bank, National Association: Hillcrest Drive Branch at 206 Hillcrest Drive, branch established on 1972/11/10. Info updated 2007/04/09: Bank assets: $376.6 mil, Deposits: $283.8 mil, headquarters in Rock Hill, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Provident Community Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (55%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurens city (based on Laurens County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,530105
Black Protestant5,38723
Mainline Protestant5,20141
Catholic3962
Other452
None25,978-
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: 10
Laurens County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
Laurens County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Laurens County:

4.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Laurens County:

32.9%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

13.4%
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 4$8,969$26,9070$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$700
Police Protection - Officers 23$80,665$42,0860$0
Police - Other 9$13,841$18,4550$0
Firefighters 13$32,177$29,7020$0
Streets and Highways 15$29,874$23,8990$0
Sewerage 10$54,525$65,4300$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,077$36,4620$0
Water Supply 16$42,784$32,0880$0
Electric Power 11$29,541$32,2270$0
Gas Supply 8$22,995$34,4930$0
Other and Unallocable 33$85,869$31,2256$2,133
Totals for Government 144$407,317$33,9438$2,833

Laurens government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $954,000 ($103.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,000 ($13.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($10.32)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,000,000 ($869.38)
    Gas Utilities: $7,725,000 ($839.49)
    Water Utilities: $2,284,000 ($248.21)
    Police Protection: $1,542,000 ($167.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,312,000 ($142.58)
    Central Staff Services: $1,059,000 ($115.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $600,000 ($65.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000 ($37.49)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($7.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.76)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($1.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $171,000 ($18.58)
    Police Protection: $110,000 ($11.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($6.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,678,000 ($291.02)

Laurens government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $170,000 ($18.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($3.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $89,000 ($9.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $592,000 ($64.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($1.20)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $133,000 ($14.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $95,000 ($10.32)
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000 ($4.67)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($4.46)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,500,000 ($1141.06)
    Gas Utilities: $10,500,000 ($1141.06)
    Water Utilities: $2,500,000 ($271.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $354,000 ($38.47)
    All Other: $139,000 ($15.11)
  • Tax - Property: $2,106,000 ($228.86)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $943,000 ($102.48)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $308,000 ($33.47)
    Motor Vehicle License: $32,000 ($3.48)

Laurens government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000 ($31.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,000 ($27.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($4.35)

Laurens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,196,000 ($129.97)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,026 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

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 Greenville County, SC  1.77% ($32,620 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.49% ($28,682)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.45% ($27,960)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

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 Greenville County, SC  2.01% ($29,167 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.60% ($25,894)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.47% ($25,981)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurens:

  • WLBG (860 AM; 1 kW; LAURENS, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN B/CAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPCC (1410 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, SC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurens:

  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W290AE (105.9 FM; LAURENS, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WEPR (90.1 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WLFJ-FM (89.3 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZSN (103.5 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • W201CZ (88.1 FM; CLINTON, SC; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Laurens:

  • WNEH (Channel 38; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WBSC-TV (Channel 40; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: ANDERSON (WFBC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • W65DS (Channel 65; HONEA PATH, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
Laurens fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Laurens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 71m233ftTotal length
  • $1,826,000Total costs
  • 112,175Total average daily traffic
  • 4,581Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Laurens, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurens)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 155 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Laurens, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurens)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Laurens)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$107,4259$116,94654$128,6995$129,93412$105,9270$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$36,1403$97,5533$4,1130$01$36,140
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$98,9047$61,83133$102,7354$14,3251$38,7901$61,710
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$99,6102$107,98512$96,4510$01$134,8701$99,610
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$74,6331$57,3003$90,5000$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9804.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$113,7152$194,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$153,9700$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$75,810
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9804.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Laurens

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laurens, SC
Businesses in Laurens, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
FedEx3Rue211
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1T-Mobile2
GameStop1U-Haul3
Goodwill3UPS3
H&R Block1Waffle House1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
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