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Laurens County, South Carolina; South Carolina

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Laurens County, South Carolina
South Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
68,873
5,373,555
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
68,873
5,373,555
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
67,951
5,282,955
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
67,537
5,118,422
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
67,537
5,118,422
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
2.0%
5.0%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.6%
3.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 67,539 5,118,425
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 66,537 4,625,364
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
21.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.2%
19.1%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
51.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
72.2%
68.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
24.6%
26.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
2.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.1%
6.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
67.3%
63.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 3,525 349,900
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 3.4% 5.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 31,948 2,446,724
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 71.3% 70.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $138,600 $216,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,135 $1,423
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $374 $421
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $826 $1,065
Building permits, 2022 317 45,870
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 25,757 2,023,085
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.53 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.5% 86.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 5.1% 7.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 87.8% 92.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 81.5% 85.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 82.7% 89.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 17.9% 30.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 12.0% 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.3%
11.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 56.9% 59.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 53.5% 55.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 60,618 13,384,956
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 171,321 29,454,871
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 43,818 7,567,557
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 436,883 69,980,063
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $6,534 $13,921
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 25.7 25.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $52,077 $63,623
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $27,221 $36,072
Persons in poverty, percent
18.0%
14.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 939 116,896
Total employment, 2021 17,897 1,936,015
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 748,740 94,468,002
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 1.4% -2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 4,130 420,050
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 679 76,687
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 342 47,619
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 100 14,249
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S 8,254
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 441 62,728
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 31 7,123
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 489 61,908
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 94.7 170.3
Population per square mile, 2010 93.2 153.9
Land area in square miles, 2020 712.87 30,064.28
Land area in square miles, 2010 713.80 30,060.70
FIPS Code 45059 45
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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