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Population (year 2000): 9,916. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,824 (-0.9% change)
Males: 4,449 (44.9%), Females: 5,467 (55.1%)

Laurens County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $28,756 (year 2000)
Median house value: $66,600 (year 2000)

Laurens, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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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%).

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Elevation: 615 feet

Land area: 10.6 square miles

Laurens,

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%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: SC Greenville, (34.7 miles pop. 56,002).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (95.2 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (606.3 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Mills, SC (1.9 miles Watts Court, SC (10.0 miles Gray SC (10.1 miles Clinton, Mountville, SC (10.1 miles) , SC (10.6 miles Waterloo, Hill, SC (13.4 miles Cross SC Joanna, (15.2 miles SC (16.6 miles Woodruff,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $67,400
  • 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

Latitude: 34.50 N, Longitude: 82.02 W

Area code: 864


Laurens, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (33.5%), Educational,health and social services (18.4%), Retail trade (13.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,235 (+22.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,490 (38.8%)


 

Crime in Laurens by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1
    per 100,000 10.1 10.1 10.1
Rapes 3 4 3
    per 100,000 30.3 40.3 30.3
Robberies 26 13 16
    per 100,000 262.2 131.1 161.4
Assaults 140 194 116
    per 100,000 1411.9 1956.4 1169.8
Burglaries 100 93 151
    per 100,000 1008.5 937.9 1522.8
Thefts 340 487 446
    per 100,000 3428.8 4911.3 4497.8
Auto thefts 20 27 21
    per 100,000 201.7 272.3 211.8
607.1 740.7 608.0


Average climate in Laurens, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Laurens,

Laurens-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 34% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/13/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Laurens city center killed 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/31/1973, a category 4 tornado 22.5 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: PALMETTO BANCSHARES INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Laurens:
  • LAURENS COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; CLINTON, SC)
  • B J WORKMAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; WOODRUFF, SC)
  • HILLCREST HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; SIMPSONVILLE, SC)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laurens:
  • DONALDSON CENTER (about 30 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; ID: GYH)
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 30 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • ANDERSON RGNL (about 48 miles; ANDERSON, SC; ID: AND)
Other public-use airports nearest to Laurens:
  • LAURENS COUNTY (about 6 miles; LAURENS, SC; ID: 34A)
  • GREENWOOD COUNTY (about 21 miles; GREENWOOD, SC; ID: GRD)
  • SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL (about 28 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; ID: SPA)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 6 $9,868 $19,736 1 $261
Police Protection - Officers 26 $40,255 $18,579 0 $0
Gas Supply 12 $41,283 $41,283 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 30 $46,279 $18,511 1 $664
Sewerage 5 $17,565 $42,156 1 $988
Water Supply 14 $47,514 $40,726 1 $1,112
Electric Power 9 $33,373 $44,497 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 26 $82,207 $37,941 3 $3,335
Firefighters 13 $27,398 $25,290 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $11,170 $33,510 0 $0
Totals for Government 145 $356,911 $29,537 7 $6,360


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; FT enrollment: 2,406)
  • GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 6,157)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 34 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • BOB JONES UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 3,577)
  • FURMAN UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; GREENVILLE, SC; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 43 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
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)
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)

Notable locations in Laurens: Laurens County Jail (A), Laurens County Courthouse (B), Laurens City Hall (C), Laurens COunty Library (D).

Shopping Center: Barksdale Square Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Laurens include: Hillcrest Baptist Church (A), Holy Spirit Church (B), Central United Methodist Church (C), Church of God (D), Church of the Epiphany (E), Mount Olive Church (F), Saint James United Methodist Church (G), The Triumphant Church (H).

Cemetery: Jersey Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Millikens Pond (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Reedy Fork (A), Scout Branch (B).

Parks in Laurens include: Jamie Penell Memorial Park (1), McMillan Park (2), Laurens Historic District (3), South Harper Historic District (4).

Post office: (A).  


Laurens compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurens:
  • WLBG (860 AM; 1 kW; LAURENS, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN B/CAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • 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.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPCC (1410 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, SC)
  • WCZZ (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: KEENE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WRIX (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; HOMELAND PARK, SC; Owner: AM 1020 INCORPORATED)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)

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)
  • WMUU-FM (94.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: WMUU, INC.)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WBZT-FM (96.7 FM; MAULDIN, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHZQ (94.1 FM; CROSS HILL, SC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WJMZ-FM (107.3 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W274AE (102.7 FM; GREENWOOD, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, 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)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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