Laurens, SC
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Laurens is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 9,166 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Laurens is the 46th largest community in South Carolina.

Laurens is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Laurens is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurens who work in office and administrative support (9.98%), personal care services (9.26%), and sales jobs (8.43%).

In terms of college education, Laurens is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.97% of adults 25 and older in Laurens have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Laurens in 2010 was $22,572, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,288 for a family of four. However, Laurens contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Laurens is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Laurens home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laurens residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Laurens include English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Laurens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.