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Laurens, SC (South Carolina) Houses and Residents

Laurens,SC index of house prices

Total population: 9,182 (All urban)

Houses: 4,617 (3,818 occupied: 1,899 owner occupied, 2,069 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

52%
State:

31%

Housing density: 436 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $43,791.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $437


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

Housing units in Laurens with a mortgage: 1,009 (54 second mortgage, 132 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 893

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $61,691

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $29,268

Median monthly housing costs: $673


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Laurens, South Carolina Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $89,432 (it was $66,000 in 2000)
Laurens:

$89,432
South Carolina:

$153,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,435 - $151,401
Median year house/condo built: 1967

Median year apartment built: 1973

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,175
  • In family households: 6,959 (954 male householders, 1,282 female householders)
    1,233 spouses, 2,610 children (2,419 natural, 13 adopted, 199 stepchildren), 273 grandchildren, 143 brothers or sisters, 61 parents, 166 other relatives, 225 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,970 (604 male householders (463 living alone)), 1,046 female householders (1,016 living alone)), 249 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 362

Size of family households: 971 2-persons, 568 3-persons, 331 4-persons, 321 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,452 1-person, 90 2-persons, 17 4-persons.

894 married couples with children.
770 single-parent households (128 men, 642 women).

87.5% of residents of Laurens speak English at home.
10.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (41% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (21% speak English well, 79% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 777 (8.5%)
(62.4% 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:

4.8
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 371 bedroom
  • 4572 bedrooms
  • 8613 bedrooms
  • 5214 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

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

  • 38no bedroom
  • 2751 bedroom
  • 1,0592 bedrooms
  • 4173 bedrooms
  • 834 bedrooms
  • 605+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 126no vehicle
  • 5771 vehicle
  • 7342 vehicles
  • 3203 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 675+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

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

  • 289no vehicle
  • 1,2231 vehicle
  • 4402 vehicles
  • 123 vehicles
  • 144 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
  • 163 rooms
  • 1954 rooms
  • 3725 rooms
  • 4326 rooms
  • 3467 rooms
  • 3458 rooms
  • 2159+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

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

  • 421 room
  • 342 rooms
  • 2523 rooms
  • 5234 rooms
  • 5905 rooms
  • 3296 rooms
  • 787 rooms
  • 258 rooms
  • 989+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurens population

Year house built

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
  • 287Less than $10,000
  • 539$10,000 to $14,999
  • 296$15,000 to $19,999
  • 317$20,000 to $24,999
  • 146$25,000 to $29,999
  • 250$30,000 to $34,999
  • 99$35,000 to $39,999
  • 309$40,000 to $44,999
  • 207$45,000 to $49,999
  • 237$50,000 to $59,999
  • 163$60,000 to $74,999
  • 410$75,000 to $99,999
  • 186$100,000 to $124,999
  • 75$125,000 to $149,999
  • 126$150,000 to $199,999
  • 86$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
  • 81Less than $10,000
  • 40$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$15,000 to $19,999
  • 51$20,000 to $24,999
  • 74$25,000 to $29,999
  • 55$30,000 to $34,999
  • 68$35,000 to $39,999
  • 47$40,000 to $49,999
  • 39$50,000 to $59,999
  • 135$60,000 to $69,999
  • 364$70,000 to $79,999
  • 152$80,000 to $89,999
  • 209$90,000 to $99,999
  • 127$100,000 to $124,999
  • 75$125,000 to $149,999
  • 85$150,000 to $174,999
  • 18$175,000 to $199,999
  • 114$200,000 to $249,999
  • 234$250,000 to $299,999
  • 15$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$750,000 to $999,999
  • 21$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Laurens, SC

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Laurens, SC
  • 39Less than $100
  • 27$100 to $149
  • 127$150 to $199
  • 109$200 to $249
  • 140$250 to $299
  • 59$300 to $349
  • 266$350 to $399
  • 147$400 to $449
  • 121$450 to $499
  • 59$500 to $549
  • 20$550 to $599
  • 172$600 to $649
  • 60$700 to $749
  • 66$1,250 to $1,499
  • 15$1,500 to $1,999
  • 12$2,000 to $2,499
  • 22$3,500 or more
  • 193No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 942010 or later
  • 3022000 to 2009
  • 1361990 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: 217
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 755
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 604
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 570
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 405
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 155
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 162
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 94
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 80
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 480
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 445
  • 90 or more minutes: 39
Laurens, SC Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 72.0%
Number of people working at home: 63 (1.6% of all workers)

Laurens mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 5,499 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 942 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 26 (0%)
  • Walked: 117 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 63 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 909
 English: 317
 Irish: 308
 German: 126
 Scottish: 92
 European: 70
 Scotch-Irish: 56
 Romanian: 44
 Italian: 23
 Polish: 12
 Norwegian: 7

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

  • 63%Mexico
  • 10%Guatemala
  • 9%India
  • 6%Germany
  • 4%El Salvador
  • 1%Japan
  • 1%Colombia

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

  • This state: 6,386
  • Other state: 1,860
  • Northeast: 381
  • Midwest: 238
  • South: 1,002
  • West: 252

82% of Laurens residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 93% lived in South Carolina.

Laurens:

82.3%
State average:

85.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 13
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 43
  • 5th and 6th grade: 60
  • 7th and 8th grade: 121
  • 9th grade: 14
  • 10th grade: 215
  • 11th grade: 49
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 61
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 713
  • Less than 1 year of college: 237
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 468
  • Associate degree: 476
  • Bachelor's degree: 207
  • Master's degree: 92
  • Professional school degree: 46
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 78
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 3
  • 5th and 6th grade: 87
  • 7th and 8th grade: 150
  • 9th grade: 238
  • 10th grade: 206
  • 11th grade: 108
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 14
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,025
  • Less than 1 year of college: 271
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 695
  • Associate degree: 172
  • Bachelor's degree: 574
  • Master's degree: 161
  • Professional school degree: 34
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.2%Males
  • 9.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 2.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 13.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 12.4%Males
  • 8.9%Females
Laurens marital status for males
Laurens marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,470
  • One, attached: 8
  • Two: 150
  • 3 or 4: 360
  • 5 to 9: 326
  • 10 to 19: 57
  • 20 to 49: 28
  • 50 or more: 71
  • Mobile homes: 186

Median worth of mobile homes: $20,974

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 5.0%

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Laurens:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Laurens
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.9%)
  • Electricity (37.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (68.8%)
  • Utility gas (28.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

5.8%
South Carolina:

9.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

4.9%
South Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 14
Here:

6.0%
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)