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Laurens,SC index of house prices

Total population: 9,182 (All urban)

Houses: 4,545 (3,697 occupied: 1,809 owner occupied, 1,982 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

31%

Housing density: 429 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $111,269.

Median contract rent in 2016: $283 (lower quartile is $172, upper quartile is $379)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $521


Median gross rent in Laurens, SC in 2016: $427

Housing units in Laurens with a mortgage: 913 (33 second mortgage, 57 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 895

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $55,774

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,175

Median monthly housing costs: $672


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Laurens, South Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $83,552 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Laurens:

$83,552
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $43,689 - $140,773
Median year house/condo built: 1965

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,091
  • In family households: 7,105 (1,025 male householders, 1,274 female householders)
    1,296 spouses, 2,664 children (2,532 natural, 16 adopted, 133 stepchildren), 288 grandchildren, 59 brothers or sisters, 78 parents, 168 other relatives, 244 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,636 (512 male householders (420 living alone)), 913 female householders (886 living alone)), 177 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 376

Size of family households: 1,063 2-persons, 564 3-persons, 331 4-persons, 248 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 14 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,287 1-person, 69 2-persons, 55 4-persons.

811 married couples with children.
859 single-parent households (177 men, 682 women).

89.4% of residents of Laurens speak English at home.
9.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (27% speak English very well, 48% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (20% speak English well, 80% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 576 (6.3%)
(48.8% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Laurens, South Carolina:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 4532 bedrooms
  • 8913 bedrooms
  • 4474 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurens, South Carolina:

  • 32no bedroom
  • 3141 bedroom
  • 8942 bedrooms
  • 4593 bedrooms
  • 1094 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 103no vehicle
  • 5671 vehicle
  • 7502 vehicles
  • 2213 vehicles
  • 854 vehicles
  • 405+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

Cars and other vehicles available in Laurens in renter-occupied apartments

  • 291no vehicle
  • 1,2001 vehicle
  • 3652 vehicles
  • 483 vehicles
  • 184 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurens, South Carolina:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 53 rooms
  • 1854 rooms
  • 3845 rooms
  • 3656 rooms
  • 4227 rooms
  • 2438 rooms
  • 2309+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurens, South Carolina:

  • 341 room
  • 662 rooms
  • 2493 rooms
  • 4564 rooms
  • 6115 rooms
  • 3666 rooms
  • 747 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 429+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Laurens, SC household income distribution

  • Laurens, SC household income distribution
  • 298Less than $10,000
  • 408$10,000 to $14,999
  • 263$15,000 to $19,999
  • 402$20,000 to $24,999
  • 128$25,000 to $29,999
  • 299$30,000 to $34,999
  • 86$35,000 to $39,999
  • 345$40,000 to $44,999
  • 182$45,000 to $49,999
  • 324$50,000 to $59,999
  • 84$60,000 to $74,999
  • 340$75,000 to $99,999
  • 165$100,000 to $124,999
  • 55$125,000 to $149,999
  • 103$150,000 to $199,999
  • 49$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Laurens, SC

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Laurens, SC
  • 88Less than $10,000
  • 39$10,000 to $14,999
  • 5$15,000 to $19,999
  • 47$20,000 to $24,999
  • 116$25,000 to $29,999
  • 67$30,000 to $34,999
  • 71$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5$40,000 to $49,999
  • 51$50,000 to $59,999
  • 105$60,000 to $69,999
  • 308$70,000 to $79,999
  • 111$80,000 to $89,999
  • 189$90,000 to $99,999
  • 150$100,000 to $124,999
  • 70$125,000 to $149,999
  • 114$150,000 to $174,999
  • 27$175,000 to $199,999
  • 79$200,000 to $249,999
  • 141$250,000 to $299,999
  • 33$300,000 to $399,999
  • 14$750,000 to $999,999
  • 19$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Laurens, SC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Laurens, SC
  • 11Less than $100
  • 27$100 to $149
  • 122$150 to $199
  • 95$200 to $249
  • 152$250 to $299
  • 73$300 to $349
  • 292$350 to $399
  • 173$400 to $449
  • 110$450 to $499
  • 163$500 to $549
  • 73$550 to $599
  • 132$600 to $649
  • 16$650 to $699
  • 52$700 to $749
  • 50$750 to $799
  • 25$1,500 to $1,999
  • 23$2,000 to $2,499
  • 17$3,500 or more
  • 122No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 612010 or later
  • 2992000 to 2009
  • 991990 to 1999
  • 411980 to 1989
  • 01970 to 1979
  • 13Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population
Laurens commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 173
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 626
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 599
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 731
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 329
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 121
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 163
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 113
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 54
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 356
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 334
  • 90 or more minutes: 54
Laurens, SC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 73.5%
Number of people working at home: 27 (0.7% of all workers)

Laurens mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 5,211 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 880 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 55 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 27 (0%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 906
 Irish: 265
 English: 237
 German: 156
 Scotch-Irish: 93
 European: 81
 Scottish: 68
 Italian: 43
 Romanian: 34
 Scandinavian: 15
 Polish: 14
 Norwegian: 7

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 61%Mexico
  • 11%India
  • 8%Germany
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 5%Guatemala
  • 2%Lebanon
  • 1%Japan

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

  • This state: 6,556
  • Other state: 1,785
  • Northeast: 391
  • Midwest: 266
  • South: 986
  • West: 105

78% of Laurens residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in South Carolina.

Laurens:

78.1%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 16
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 48
  • 5th and 6th grade: 48
  • 7th and 8th grade: 100
  • 9th grade: 18
  • 10th grade: 246
  • 11th grade: 60
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 88
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 674
  • Less than 1 year of college: 202
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 534
  • Associate degree: 321
  • Bachelor's degree: 230
  • Master's degree: 105
  • Professional school degree: 30
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 66
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4
  • 5th and 6th grade: 84
  • 7th and 8th grade: 219
  • 9th grade: 206
  • 10th grade: 222
  • 11th grade: 104
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 16
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,093
  • Less than 1 year of college: 147
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 694
  • Associate degree: 157
  • Bachelor's degree: 410
  • Master's degree: 222
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 8.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 13.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 2.6%Males
  • 9.6%Females
Laurens marital status for males
Laurens marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,396
  • One, attached: 10
  • Two: 161
  • 3 or 4: 386
  • 5 to 9: 264
  • 10 to 19: 89
  • 20 to 49: 29
  • 50 or more: 69
  • Mobile homes: 162

Median worth of mobile homes: $9,822

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.6%

House/condo owner moved in on average 20 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Laurens:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Laurens
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.0%)
  • Electricity (39.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Electricity (65.7%)
  • Utility gas (29.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 83
Here:

9.0%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 21
Here:

4.7%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13
Here:

7.6%
South Carolina:

19.2%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)