Laurens, SC Population

Population: 9,916. Estimated population in July 2020: 9,824 (-0.9% change)
Males: 4,449 (44.9%), Females: 5,467 (55.1%)

Laurens County

Zip code: 29360

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $28,756
Median house value: $66,600

Races in Laurens:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (43.6%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (12.4%), English (5.9%), Irish (4.9%), German (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Scottish (1.4%).

Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Laurens

  • High school or higher: 67.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurens city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 15.2%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

1.3% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Laurens:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laurens:

  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 30 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: GYH)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 30 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 48 miles; ANDERSON, SC; Abbreviation: AND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Laurens:

  • LAURENS COUNTY (about 6 miles; LAURENS, SC; Abbreviation: 34A)
  • GREENWOOD COUNTY (about 21 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; Abbreviation: GRD)
  • SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Abbreviation: SPA)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurens:

  • LANDER UNIVERSITY (about 22 miles; Greenwood, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,429)
  • PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 25 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,406)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 6,157)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 34 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,041)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,577)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)

Schools

Public high school in Laurens:

  • LAURENS DISTRICT 55 HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,642; Location: 5058 HWY 76 WEST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Laurens:

  • LAURENS PRIMARY (Students: 690; Location: 301 HENRY STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • E B MORSE ELEMENTARY (Students: 669; Location: 200 PARKVIEW DR.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • FORD ELEMENTARY (Students: 466; Location: 72 LUCAS AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LAURENS JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 1035 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SANDERS ELEMENTARY (Students: 324; Location: 609 GREEN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Laurens:

  • LAURENS ACADEMY (Students: 225; Location: P O BOX 425; Grades: PK – 10)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 1607 GREENWOOD ROAD; Grades: KG – 10)

Libraries

Library in Laurens:

  • LAURENS COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $717,353; Location: 1017 WEST MAIN STREET; 109,529 books; 4,471 audio materials; 1,946 video materials; 325 serial subscriptions)

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