According to the most recent Laurens County South Carolina demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Laurens County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 67,148 which is in the mid point range of other counties in the local area. The county with the highest population in the area is Greenville County which depicts a population of 519,178 ( quite a bit bigger). Figure 3 uses the Laurens County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Laurens County South Carolina shows an increase of 611 (1%).
The total Laurens County South Carolina greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Laurens County depicts it has a Population Change of 0.9% which is the third most population percent change of all other counties in the greater Laurens County region.
Looking at the Laurens County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Laurens County South Carolina depicts it has 94 people per square mile which is in the mid range of other counties in the local area. The next higher in terms of population density is Greenwood County 62.1% larger with population density of 152. The county with the highest population density in the area is Greenville County which shows a people per square mile of 661 ( considerably bigger). Figure 6 provides Laurens County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Laurens County depicts it has a Median Age of 40.9 which is in the mid range of other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Abbeville County which indicates an age of 44.3 (8.3% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Laurens County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Laurens County South Carolina has the smallest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 11.9% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Laurens County South Carolina Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Laurens County shows it has a Hispanic or Latino of 5.4% which is less than most other counties in the metro area.
Laurens County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Laurens County households. Laurens County shows it has a Family Size of 3.2 which is more than all other counties in the local area.
Looking at Laurens County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Laurens County shows it has a Married-couple family of 68% which is less than most other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Greenville County which depicts a husband and wife family percent of 74% (9.3% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Laurens County shows it has a Birth Rate of 6.4% which is the second most percent of women who have given birth of all the counties in the greater Laurens County region. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Newberry County which shows a birth rate of 6.7% (only about 5.1% larger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 30% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Union County with 38%. Second, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 at 18% of the total.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Laurens County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Laurens County shows it has a Total Single People of 51% which is the third most percent single people of all other counties in the greater Laurens County region. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Greenwood County which depicts a percent single of 54% (only about 5.3% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Laurens County is only slightly larger. Also, benchmarked against the state of South Carolina, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Laurens County is only slightly larger.
Laurens County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 31% of the total and is ranked #3. Only #2 Spartanburg County (36%), and #1 Greenwood County (43%) are larger.
Laurens County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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and Census County Division "CCD".)
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