Population: 9,318

Male 45% Female 55%
Married 49%
Single 51%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Laurens has a very low population density. Laurens is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

880 Laurens
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Laurens, SC, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Laurens, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Laurens has a population density of 880, with 9,318 current residents.

Out of the 9,318 current residents, 45% are male and 55% are female. 49% of the residents are married and 51% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 61% Sun
  • 47% Rain
  • 3% Snow


61°F average temperature

  • 45 years Median home age
  • $84,250 Median home price
  • 0.27% Home appreciation rate
  • 4.61% Annual property tax
  • 52.1%
    Homes owned
  • 37.3%
    Homes rented
  • 10.7%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Laurens, the air quality is 85% and the weather, on average, is 61% sunny, 47% rainy, and 3% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Laurens, you should know that 52.1% of homes are owned while 37.3% of homes are rented, and 10.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $84,250, the median age of homes is 45 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.27% and the annual property tax is 4.61%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Laurens, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Laurens’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Laurens is 40 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 40.25% Democratic, 58.34% Republican, and 1.41% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:9


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 68%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 12%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Laurens, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.80% of residents are unemployed in Laurens (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Laurens residents: 7.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.50% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.3% are in the customer service field, 18.9% are in the sales field, 0.39% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.8% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 34.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:9. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 67.90%, 4.70% of residents have an associate’s degree, 11.71% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.60% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Laurens, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Laurens have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 17% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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