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Laurens County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 66,848 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 69,567 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,545
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,830
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 20,355
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,150 (it was 5,935 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 715 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 93 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Laurens County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Retail trade (21.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.6%), Manufacturing (15.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Laurens County, SC (2017)
    • 46,42566.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 16,93024.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1894.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,2911.9%Two or more races
    • 2330.3%Asian alone
    • 1100.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 600.09%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 250.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.1 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 33,154  (49.6%)
Females: 33,694  (50.4%)
Average household size:
Laurens County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $40,377 ($33,933 in 1999)
This county:

$40,377
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $500 (lower quartile is $434, upper quartile is $613)
This county:

$500
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $87,000 (it was $67,600 in 2000)
Laurens:

$87,000
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,700 - $166,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $915
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $306

Institutionalized population: 1,042

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 18
  • Assaults: 264
  • Burglaries: 516
  • Thefts: 865
  • Auto thefts: 180

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 16
  • Robberies: 28
  • Assaults: 301
  • Burglaries: 444
  • Thefts: 899
  • Auto thefts: 171
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Health of residents in Laurens County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
68.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
48.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
61.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 206 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 171 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 192 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 1998: 250 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 1999: 222 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2000: 314 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 2001: 167 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2002: 153 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2003: 162 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2004: 166 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2005: 173 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2006: 138 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2007: 174 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2008: 129 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2009: 66 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2010: 61 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2011: 58 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2012: 60 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2013: 84 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2014: 88 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2015: 114 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 2016: 115 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2017: 139 buildings, average cost: $156,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Laurens, SC residents
Average permit cost in Laurens, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $593 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $345 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Laurens, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Laurens, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Laurens, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.3%
Laurens County:

24.3%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.5% for Black residents, 37.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 39.5% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.1 years old
(Males: 37.0 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.7 years old, Black residents: 36.8 years old, American Indian residents: 49.7 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.1 years old, Other race residents: 22.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Laurens County is $461 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $511 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $646 a month.

Cities in this county include: Laurens, Clinton, Joanna, Watts Mills, Gray Court, Cross Hill, Waterloo, Mountville, Princeton.

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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Neighboring counties: Bernalillo County, New Mexico , Kershaw County , Monroe County, Mississippi , Pike County, Arkansas , Meigs County, Tennessee .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Laurens, SC
County total employment by year in Laurens, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Laurens, SC

Current college students: 2,822
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,364 (40.3% naturalized citizens)

Laurens County:

2.0%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4052010 or later
  • 5832000 to 2009
  • 4191990 to 1999
  • 1811980 to 1989
  • 621970 to 1979
  • 118Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Laurens County marital status for males Laurens County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,405
  • One, attached: 139
  • Two: 246
  • 3 or 4: 534
  • 5 to 9: 405
  • 10 to 19: 271
  • 20 to 49: 301
  • 50 or more: 129
  • Mobile homes: 10,677
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 135

Housing units in Laurens County with a mortgage: 8,977 (215 second mortgage, 548 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,832

Here:

47.1% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Laurens County

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-
Laurens County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Laurens County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 19
This 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.
South Carolina:

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:
Laurens County:

12.0%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Laurens County:

32.9%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Laurens County:

Average size of farms: 153 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,808
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $85.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.27%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.78%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,144
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.04%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $45,709
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.19
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.87%
Corn for grain: 142 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 337 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 63 harvested acres
Vegetables: 168 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 199 acres

Earthquake activity:

Laurens County-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 50.6 miles away from Laurens County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 142.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 153.5 miles away from the county 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 206.3 miles away from the county 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 278.8 miles away from Laurens County 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 147.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1625: January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1451: January 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1451, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1313: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1313, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina SEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, Incident Period: March 28, 1984 to March 29, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-700: March 30, 1984, FEMA Id: 700, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Laurens County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Laurens

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 19,566 (80.8%)
  • Carpooled: 3,263 (13.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 184 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 29 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 399 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 754 (3.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (47%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • India (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Spain (3%)
  • Colombia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Laurens County


  • American (21%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Laurens County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 878 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 534 people in nursing homes
  • 400 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 237 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 190 people in other group homes
  • 173 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 128 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 55 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 33 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

People in group quarters in Laurens County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 1,075 people in college/university student housing
  • 686 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 190 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 179 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 133 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,153.

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
4.45% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($26,244 average AGI)
1.62% relocated from other states ($11,657 average AGI)
Laurens County:

1.62%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Newberry County, SC  0.22% ($28,875)
from Anderson County, SC  0.20% ($28,386)
from Pickens County, SC  0.11% ($28,542)
from Richland County, SC  0.10% ($57,636)


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
4.66% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($28,351 average AGI)
1.27% relocated to other states ($9,217 average AGI)
Laurens County:

1.27%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Anderson County, SC  0.25% ($39,370)
to Newberry County, SC  0.21% ($32,935)
to Richland County, SC  0.12% ($25,037)
to Pickens County, SC  0.11% ($25,520)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Laurens County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Laurens County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Laurens County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Laurens County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Laurens County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Laurens County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Laurens County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Laurens County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Laurens County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,553 (8,741 aged, 3,812 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,357 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Laurens County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (775)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (678)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (545)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (517)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (466)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (396)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (352)
  • Unspecified dementia (317)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (254)
  • Congestive heart failure (249)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.42
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,855
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 128
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,512

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,195
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,112
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 76.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.3
  • Other - 26.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.3. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.2
  • Other - 41.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 66,848
  • In family households: 55,699 (8,253 male householders, 9,514 female householders)
    10,937 spouses, 19,153 children (17,698 natural, 436 adopted, 1,019 stepchildren), 2,394 grandchildren, 961 brothers or sisters, 772 parents, 1,397 other relatives, 2,318 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,853 (3,126 male householders (2,511 living alone)), 4,267 female householders (3,790 living alone)), 1,460 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,296

Size of family households: 7,878 2-persons, 4,800 3-persons, 2,914 4-persons, 1,258 5-persons, 794 6-persons, 123 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,301 1-person, 994 2-persons, 98 3-persons.

7,140 married couples with children.
5,118 single-parent households (1,363 men, 3,755 women).

95.6% of residents of Laurens speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $327,582,000 ($4,665 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,204,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $159,468,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $63,076,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,494,000
Federal grants: $87,992,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,547,000 ($14,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $13,007,000 ($6,796,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $186,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,315,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,803,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,336
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,822
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +467
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -117
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Laurens County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.18 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • 3562014 or later
  • 7562010 to 2013
  • 3,4062000 to 2009
  • 7,6061990 to 1999
  • 4,8131980 to 1989
  • 4,7881970 to 1979
  • 2,9921960 to 1969
  • 2,4901950 to 1959
  • 1,3051940 to 1949
  • 2,7301939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • 01 room
  • 2482 rooms
  • 3733 rooms
  • 2,3104 rooms
  • 5,0995 rooms
  • 3,6616 rooms
  • 3,4097 rooms
  • 1,9288 rooms
  • 1,7819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • 2561 room
  • 1312 rooms
  • 4643 rooms
  • 2,3064 rooms
  • 1,7475 rooms
  • 8676 rooms
  • 2917 rooms
  • 1278 rooms
  • 1629+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • 195no bedroom
  • 5871 bedroom
  • 3,4362 bedrooms
  • 10,8583 bedrooms
  • 3,0904 bedrooms
  • 6435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurens County, South Carolina
  • 256no bedroom
  • 6081 bedroom
  • 3,3302 bedrooms
  • 1,8913 bedrooms
  • 2664 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 258no vehicle
  • 5,6171 vehicle
  • 7,1362 vehicles
  • 3,4613 vehicles
  • 1,5564 vehicles
  • 7815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 969no vehicle
  • 3,0801 vehicle
  • 1,8122 vehicles
  • 3283 vehicles
  • 1624 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.0% of Laurens County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 75% lived in South Carolina.

Laurens County:

84.0%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 48,845
  • Other state: 16,375
  • Northeast: 3,496
  • Midwest: 2,889
  • South: 7,931
  • West: 2,059
Year householders moved into unit in Laurens County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Laurens County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 36.5%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.9%Electricity
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 445
Here:

6.6%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 645
Here:

18.1%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 893
Here:

31.7%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Laurens County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,913,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,796,000
    Housing and Community Development: $539,000
    Air Transportation: $199,000
    General - Other: $111,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,326,000
    Health - Other: $5,235,000
    Police Protection: $4,661,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,395,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,069,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,747,000
    Financial Administration: $1,493,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,453,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,032,000
    General Public Buildings: $820,000
    Regular Highways: $772,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $379,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $463,000
    Other: $147,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $521,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,668,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Other: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,636,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,810,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,826,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,825,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,382,000
    Special Assessments: $417,000
    Interest Earnings: $261,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $13,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,200,000
    Local Fire Protection: $634,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Police Protection: $98,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,205,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,507,000
    Highways: $2,415,000
    Water Utilities: $1,954,000
    Other: $380,000
    Public Welfare: $178,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,481,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,000,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $998,000
    Public Utility License: $217,000
    Other License: $193,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,438,000

Laurens County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,913,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,796,000
    Housing and Community Development: $539,000
    Air Transportation: $199,000
    General - Other: $111,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,326,000
    Health - Other: $5,235,000
    Police Protection: $4,661,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,395,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,069,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,747,000
    Financial Administration: $1,493,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,453,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,032,000
    General Public Buildings: $820,000
    Regular Highways: $772,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $379,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $463,000
    Other: $147,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $521,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,668,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Other: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,636,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,810,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,826,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,825,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,382,000
    Special Assessments: $417,000
    Interest Earnings: $261,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $13,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,200,000
    Local Fire Protection: $634,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Police Protection: $98,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,205,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,507,000
    Highways: $2,415,000
    Water Utilities: $1,954,000
    Other: $380,000
    Public Welfare: $178,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,481,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,000,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $998,000
    Public Utility License: $217,000
    Other License: $193,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,438,000

Laurens County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,913,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,796,000
    Housing and Community Development: $539,000
    Air Transportation: $199,000
    General - Other: $111,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,326,000
    Health - Other: $5,235,000
    Police Protection: $4,661,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,395,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,069,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,747,000
    Financial Administration: $1,493,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,453,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,032,000
    General Public Buildings: $820,000
    Regular Highways: $772,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $379,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $463,000
    Other: $147,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $521,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,668,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Other: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,636,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,810,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,826,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,825,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,382,000
    Special Assessments: $417,000
    Interest Earnings: $261,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $13,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,200,000
    Local Fire Protection: $634,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Police Protection: $98,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,205,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,507,000
    Highways: $2,415,000
    Water Utilities: $1,954,000
    Other: $380,000
    Public Welfare: $178,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,481,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,000,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $998,000
    Public Utility License: $217,000
    Other License: $193,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,438,000

Laurens County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,913,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,981,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,796,000
    Housing and Community Development: $539,000
    Air Transportation: $199,000
    General - Other: $111,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,326,000
    Health - Other: $5,235,000
    Police Protection: $4,661,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,395,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,457,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,069,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,747,000
    Financial Administration: $1,493,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,453,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,032,000
    General Public Buildings: $820,000
    Regular Highways: $772,000
    Libraries: $696,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $379,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Housing and Community Development: $140,000
    Air Transportation: $65,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $463,000
    Other: $147,000
    Air Transportation: $94,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $521,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $2,668,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $625,000
    Housing and Community Development: $69,000
    Public Welfare: $54,000
    Other: $39,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,636,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,810,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,826,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,825,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,382,000
    Special Assessments: $417,000
    Interest Earnings: $261,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
    Rents: $13,000
    Sale of Property: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,200,000
    Local Fire Protection: $634,000
    Central Staff Services: $396,000
    Parks and Recreation: $136,000
    Health - Other: $108,000
    Police Protection: $98,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
    Correctional Institutions: $29,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,205,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,507,000
    Highways: $2,415,000
    Water Utilities: $1,954,000
    Other: $380,000
    Public Welfare: $178,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
  • Tax - Property: $20,481,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,000,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $998,000
    Public Utility License: $217,000
    Other License: $193,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,438,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,039
  • Number of aged recipients: 156
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,883
  • Number of recipients under 18: 395
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,313
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 331
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 777
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 879
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED146$105,781142$119,746673$130,80443$52,1863$1,295,000137$93,54780$60,513
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$110,60018$87,77855$111,90911$32,6360$07$96,71419$57,632
APPLICATIONS DENIED57$103,47483$86,687399$118,38159$26,4920$021$73,19076$55,711
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$115,76517$190,118197$126,9097$79,5710$014$161,64313$72,538
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$95,3084$78,00062$141,0974$42,7500$02$63,0005$56,600
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED22$161,86423$173,1301$216,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$174,53810$221,6002$225,5001$167,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$06$156,8330$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$206,0003$180,6671$160,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Laurens, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Laurens, SC - Value
Most common first names in Laurens County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James69469.9 years
John50172.8 years
William49671.3 years
Mary46877.0 years
Robert28469.2 years
Willie27170.7 years
Charles21168.2 years
George21072.4 years
Thomas17871.9 years
Annie17279.1 years
Most common last names in Laurens County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith27473.0 years
Williams24270.2 years
Davis17973.5 years
Brown15973.0 years
Johnson15874.2 years
Young15474.7 years
Simpson12371.2 years
Wilson12072.0 years
Hill11772.7 years
Jones11372.0 years
Businesses in Laurens County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's4
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Rue211
FedEx5SONIC Drive-In2
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1True Value1
Goodwill3U-Haul5
H&R Block2UPS7
Hilton1Waffle House3
Howard Johnson1Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1YMCA2

Laurens County on our top lists:

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  • #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+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"