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Population in 2012: 9,083 (93% urban, 7% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.4%
 

Males: 4,040  (44.5%)
Females: 5,043  (55.5%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29360.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,393 (it was $28,756 in 2000)
Laurens:

$25,393
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,216

Laurens city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $76,554 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Laurens:

$76,554
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $115,368; Detached houses: $116,892; Townhouses or other attached units: $122,161; In 2-unit structures: $197,614; Mobile homes: $50,683

Median gross rent in 2012: $562.

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Laurens races chart
  • White alone - 4,587 (50.2%)
  • Black alone - 3,879 (42.4%)
  • Hispanic - 524 (5.7%)
  • Two or more races - 97 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 5 (0.05%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laurens: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (10.8%), United States (10.2%), Irish (8.8%), German (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles.

Population density: 858 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Laurens:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurens city:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 40.7%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

459 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 41 registered sex offenders living in Laurens, South Carolina as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurens to the number of sex offenders is 222 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $588 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $377 (0.6%)

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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: +2,744 (+30.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,598 (43.9%)

Area code: 864

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Crime rates in Laurens by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 11112201032
per 100,000 9.910.010.110.020.020.30.010.40.032.421.7
Rapes 34336321582
per 100,000 29.640.230.230.160.130.520.610.452.886.521.7
Robberies 2613161423192629191925
per 100,000 256.1130.5161.0140.4230.5193.1267.9302.7200.8205.5271.1
Assaults 1401941161341511241111208610771
per 100,000 1379.21947.41167.01344.31513.51260.01143.61252.3908.71157.4770.0
Burglaries 10093151131109120181139105131130
per 100,000 985.1933.51519.11314.21092.51219.41864.81450.61109.51417.01409.8
Thefts 340487446492468405481410459463516
per 100,000 3349.44888.64486.94935.84690.84115.44955.74278.94850.05008.15595.9
Auto thefts 2027212322252718191917
per 100,000 197.0271.0211.3230.7220.5254.0278.2187.9200.8205.5184.4
Arson 583112211022
per 100,000 49.380.330.2110.420.020.310.310.40.021.621.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.0) 614.7763.3628.6663.0741.7645.2676.5658.1571.9743.1633.3

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 35 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Laurens, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -192 (-1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Laurens-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 81% 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 near South Carolina state average. It is 87% 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 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 88.7 miles away from Laurens center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/1992 at 04:21:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/8/1993 at 09:24:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.7 miles away from Laurens center
On 12/7/2007 at 11:07:03, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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, Tornado: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 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/medical centers in Laurens:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Laurens, SC

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 21 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,675)
  • Lander University (about 23 miles; Greenwood, SC; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Greenville Technical College (about 31 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 6,910)
  • Bob Jones University (about 33 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 3,701)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 33 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,076)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 35 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,162)
  • Furman University (about 38 miles; Greenville, SC; FT enrollment: 2,673)

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)
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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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.06353
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 12.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.9
U.S.:

11.7

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

LAURENS COUNTY W&S COMM (Population served: 29335, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2003), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-29-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2004)
LAURENS CPW (Population served: 14530, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - In NOV-2002, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2003), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2004)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - In MAR-2002, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2003)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2002)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - In JAN-2002, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-20-2002), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2003)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
RANCH ROAD WATER (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-24-2001), St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-22-2000), St Public Notif received (NOV-27-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.6%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.7% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 73.6% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Laurens, SC

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 compared to South Carolina state average:

Laurens, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Laurens travel time to work - commute


Laurens mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.00%
Here47.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents66.1%12.3%6.8%3.7%3.3%
Congregations37.2%16.3%12.4%7.0%4.7%
NamePresbyterian Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents1.8%1.0%0.8%0.7%3.6%
Congregations4.7%1.6%2.3%1.6%12.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,852$35,4080$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,824$69,8880$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,725$32,7000$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$70,388$32,4870$0
Police - Other 7$13,010$22,3030$0
Firefighters 12$31,807$31,8070$0
Solid Waste Management 21$49,375$28,2141$1,336
Sewerage 6$20,351$40,7021$1,603
Water Supply 14$57,019$48,8731$952
Electric Power 11$39,493$43,0830$0
Gas Supply 11$41,181$44,9250$0
Other and Unallocable 30$100,842$40,3373$2,087
Totals for Government 143$440,867$36,9966$5,978

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

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $954,000 ($105.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $127,000 ($13.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($10.46)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,000,000 ($880.77)
    Gas Utilities: $7,725,000 ($850.49)
    Water Utilities: $2,284,000 ($251.46)
    Police Protection: $1,542,000 ($169.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,312,000 ($144.45)
    Central Staff Services: $1,059,000 ($116.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $600,000 ($66.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $345,000 ($37.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($7.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($0.77)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($1.98)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $171,000 ($18.83)
    Police Protection: $110,000 ($12.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000 ($6.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,678,000 ($294.84)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $170,000 ($18.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($3.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $89,000 ($9.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $592,000 ($65.18)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($1.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $133,000 ($14.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $95,000 ($10.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000 ($4.73)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($4.51)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,500,000 ($1156.01)
    Gas Utilities: $10,500,000 ($1156.01)
    Water Utilities: $2,500,000 ($275.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $354,000 ($38.97)
    All Other: $139,000 ($15.30)
  • Tax - Property: $2,106,000 ($231.86)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $943,000 ($103.82)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $308,000 ($33.91)
    Motor Vehicle License: $32,000 ($3.52)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $290,000 ($31.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $249,000 ($27.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,000 ($4.40)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,196,000 ($131.67)

5.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Greenville County, SC  1.89% ($30,141 average AGI)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.48% ($26,963)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.48% ($39,123)


5.84% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,430 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Greenville County, SC  2.07% ($28,688 average AGI)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.57% ($28,192)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.47% ($29,981)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Laurens, South Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 41
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 67
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 11
  • Fatalities: 42
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 104
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
South Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 90
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 137
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 29
  • Fatalities: 98
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 229
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

See more detailed statistics of Laurens fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $1,529,000
Total average daily traffic: 98,525
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,906

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 2
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 1
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
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2RadioShack1
FedEx3Rite Aid1
GNC1Rue211
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill3T-Mobile2
H&R Block1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
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