Laurens, South Carolina

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Population in 2019: 8,849 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.8%
 
Males: 4,093  (46.3%)
Females: 4,756  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
South Carolina median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 29360.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,420 (it was $28,756 in 2000)
Laurens:

$44,420
SC:

$56,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,162 (it was $14,582 in 2000)

Laurens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $108,236 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Laurens:

$108,236
SC:

$179,800

Median gross rent in 2019: $687.

March 2019 cost of living index in Laurens: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.2%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.9% for Black residents, 3.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 1.4% for other race residents, 48.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Laurens, SC (2019)
    • 4,75152.3%White alone
    • 3,64840.1%Black alone
    • 3133.4%Hispanic
    • 2723.0%Two or more races
    • 710.8%Asian alone
    • 130.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Laurens, South Carolina as of October 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Laurens is 2,321 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Laurens by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(20.0)
2
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(32.4)
2
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(60.1)
3
(30.5)
2
(20.6)
1
(10.4)
5
(52.8)
8
(86.5)
2
(21.7)
7
(77.2)
7
(76.1)
3
(33.0)
9
(101.5)
8
(90.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
23
(230.5)
19
(193.1)
26
(267.9)
29
(302.7)
19
(200.8)
19
(205.5)
25
(271.1)
16
(176.4)
11
(119.6)
6
(66.0)
5
(56.4)
13
(147.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
151
(1,513)
124
(1,260)
111
(1,144)
120
(1,252)
86
(908.7)
107
(1,157)
71
(770.0)
67
(738.9)
90
(978.9)
100
(1,100)
72
(811.9)
59
(668.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
109
(1,093)
120
(1,219)
181
(1,865)
139
(1,451)
105
(1,109)
131
(1,417)
130
(1,410)
72
(794.0)
100
(1,088)
74
(814.2)
87
(981.1)
63
(714.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
468
(4,691)
405
(4,115)
481
(4,956)
410
(4,279)
459
(4,850)
463
(5,008)
516
(5,596)
515
(5,679)
422
(4,590)
357
(3,928)
447
(5,041)
362
(4,103)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(220.5)
25
(254.0)
27
(278.2)
18
(187.9)
19
(200.8)
19
(205.5)
17
(184.4)
14
(154.4)
20
(217.5)
20
(220.0)
20
(225.5)
25
(283.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(20.0)
2
(20.3)
1
(10.3)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.6)
2
(21.7)
1
(11.0)
2
(21.8)
3
(33.0)
2
(22.6)
2
(22.7)
City-Data.com crime index741.8645.3676.6658.2572.0743.2633.3557.6569.7498.0548.8487.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Laurens, SC

Crime rate in Laurens detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 28 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
South Carolina average:

2.24
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Ancestries: American (18.6%), Irish (3.4%), German (3.0%), English (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 836 people per square mile   (low).

Laurens, South Carolina map

119 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
South Carolina:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,009 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $368 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 82.02 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,309 (+14.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,204 (35.0%)

Area code: 864

Distribution of median household income in Laurens, SC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Laurens, SC in 2019
Laurens satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $254,400
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $97,500
  • 2018: 21 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $67,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Laurens, SC residents
Average permit cost in Laurens, SC
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.2%
South Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Laurens, SC
Historical housing units in Laurens, SC
Most common industries in Laurens, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.4%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (10.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.8%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.6%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Laurens, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.9%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.2%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.7%)

Average climate in Laurens, South Carolina

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Laurens, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 46.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

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.:

0.00984

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 significantly above South Carolina state average. It is 1% greater 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 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 146.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 327.8 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) earthquake occurred 205.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Laurens County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurens topographic map

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:

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)

Public high school in Laurens:

Private high school in Laurens:

  • LAURENS ACADEMY (Students: 236, Location: 3515 HIGHWAY 49, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurens:

  • E. B. MORSE ELEMENTARY (Students: 626, Location: 200 PARKVIEW DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • FORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 481, Location: 601 LUCAS AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • LAURENS ELEMENTARY (Students: 415, Location: 301 HENRY STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • SANDERS MIDDLE (Students: 386, Location: 609 GREEN STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • LAURENS MIDDLE (Location: 1035 WEST MAIN STREET, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Laurens:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 2, Location: 1607 GREENWOOD RD, Grades: 2-3)
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)

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Laurens:

Marital status in Laurens, SC
  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

For population 25 years and over in Laurens:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
South Carolina average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Laurens
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurens, SC (based on Laurens County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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
This county:

3.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
State:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.9%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Laurens County:

14.7%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Laurens:

48.8%
South Carolina:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.0%
South Carolina:

46.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Laurens:

19.5%
South Carolina:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.0%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Laurens:

35.9%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Laurens:

53.7%
South Carolina:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
Laurens:

79.1%
South Carolina:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Laurens, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 40$167,118$50,1350$0
Police Protection - Officers 30$92,608$37,0430$0
Solid Waste Management 17$37,832$26,7050$0
Water Supply 16$70,044$52,5330$0
Firefighters 14$38,553$33,0450$0
Electric Power 13$61,281$56,5670$0
Gas Supply 11$47,804$52,1500$0
Sewerage 6$26,687$53,3740$0
Police - Other 5$13,122$31,4930$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$10,522$31,5668$4,740
Other Government Administration 3$11,842$47,3680$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,434$29,2080$0
Financial Administration 1$2,914$34,9680$0
Totals for Government 161$582,761$43,4368$4,740

Laurens government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,671,000 ($188.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,027,000 ($116.06)
    General Public Buildings: $679,000 ($76.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $669,000 ($75.60)
    General - Other: $622,000 ($70.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $206,000 ($23.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000 ($11.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $65,000 ($7.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $154,000 ($17.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $158,000 ($17.86)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,000 ($12.43)

Laurens government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $268,000 ($30.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($2.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,615,000 ($182.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $50,000 ($5.65)
  • Tax - Property: $2,238,000 ($252.91)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,289,000 ($145.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $557,000 ($62.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $544,000 ($61.48)

Laurens government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,854,000 ($435.53)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,533,000 ($399.25)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $383,000 ($43.28)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,000 ($7.01)

Laurens government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,361,000 ($153.80)

6.07% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Greenville County, SC  2.13% ($38,431 average AGI)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.52% ($31,748)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.50% ($33,342)


5.93% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,568 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Greenville County, SC  2.28% ($39,444 average AGI)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.60% ($29,714)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.52% ($33,482)
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

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Laurens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 436ft / 133mTotal length
  • $3,155,000Total costs
  • 226,518Total average daily traffic
  • 21,715Total average daily truck traffic
  • 213,634Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Laurens, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Laurens, SC

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurens)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

202 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Laurens, SC)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2
  • MEJIA JORGE ARTURO, 1670 Pine Ridge Rd, Laurens, SC 29360
    Certificate: D006722 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2020, Expiration Date: 07/23/2021
  • MEJIA JORGE A, 1670 Pine Ridge Rd, Laurens, SC 29360
    Certificate: D002755 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2016, Expiration Date: 04/26/2017

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: MUSE DAVID A STOL CH 750 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 750JD, N750JD, N-750JD, Serial Number: 75-8735, Airworthiness Date: 08/08/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 08/22/2016
    Registrant (Individual): David A Muse, 5127 Neely Ferry Rd, Laurens, SC 29360
  • Aircraft: ROELEN KEN KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL SERIES (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 824KF, N824KF, N-824KF, Serial Number: 1858, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/2006
    Registrant (Individual): Luis Rodriguez, 244 Boyd Rd, Laurens, SC 29360
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/30/2018

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 in Laurens, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Laurens, SC - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 96. The highest number of fires - 186 took place in 2014, and the least - 2 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Laurens, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (42.8%), and Structure Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Laurens, SC
    • 65542.8%Outside Fires
    • 51433.6%Structure Fires
    • 25716.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1046.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laurens, SC
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Laurens, SC
  • 57.9%Utility gas
  • 39.9%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Laurens, SC
  • 57.6%Electricity
  • 40.2%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Laurens compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Laurens on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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