Laurens is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 8,849 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Laurens is the 46th largest community in South Carolina.
Laurens is a blue-collar town, with 39.73% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Laurens is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurens who work in sales jobs (12.39%), management occupations (5.89%), and teaching (5.68%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Laurens is worth considering.
The citizens of Laurens are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.10% of adults in Laurens have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Laurens in 2018 was $23,060, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,240 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 Irish, German, English, Scots-Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Laurens is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.