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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurens who work in personal care services (9.67%), sales jobs (8.70%), and healthcare (6.85%).

In terms of college education, Laurens is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.62% of adults 25 and older in Laurens have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Laurens in 2010 was $22,823, 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 $91,292 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. Laurens also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laurens include English, German, Italian, and Scottish.

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