Laurens is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,227 people and just one neighborhood, Laurens is the 226th largest community in Iowa.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Laurens is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.08% of the Laurens workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Laurens is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurens who work in office and administrative support (15.02%), sales jobs (9.44%) and management occupations (8.51%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Laurens’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Laurens spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Laurens doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.