Laurens County, GA

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2022 Population
49,407
0.417% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
39.2
0.759% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
24.4%
2.35% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,776
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,000
20.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Laurens County, GA had a population of 49.4k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $46,776. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Laurens County, GA grew from 49,202 to 49,407, a 0.417% increase and its median household income grew from $42,315 to $46,776, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laurens County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.4%), Other (Hispanic) (1.19%), White (Hispanic) (1.19%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.02%).

None of the households in Laurens County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Laurens County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Laurens County, GA was $132,000, and the homeownership rate was 63.6%.

Most people in Laurens County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Laurens County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Laurens County, GA borders .

Population & Diversity

Laurens County, GA is home to a population of 49.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.72% of Laurens County, GA residents were born outside of the country (852 people).

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.3k people) in Laurens County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 588 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Laurens County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Laurens County, GA was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laurens County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.3k ± 98
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    18.5k ± 160
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    588 ± 305
2.91%
Hispanic Population
1.44k people

In 2022, there were 1.53 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.3k people) in Laurens County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 588 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.91% of the people in Laurens County, GA are hispanic (1.44k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Laurens County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
852 people
1.35%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
666 people

As of 2022, 1.72% of Laurens County, GA residents (852 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laurens County, GA was 1.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    763 ± 199
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    544 ± 137
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    498 ± 178

Laurens County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Laurens County, GA employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Laurens County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,459 people), Retail Trade (2,514 people), and Manufacturing (2,159 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,479), Public Administration ($52,095), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,691).

Occupations

19.5k
2022 Value
± 1,099
2.07%
1 Year growth
± 7.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laurens County, GA grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 19.1k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laurens County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,058 people), Management Occupations (2,022 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,870 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Laurens County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.5k
2022 Value
± 1,099
2.07%
1 Year growth
± 7.78%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Laurens County, GA grew at a rate of 2.07%, from 19.1k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laurens County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,459 people), Retail Trade (2,514 people), and Manufacturing (2,159 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Laurens County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Laurens County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,377
Median earning men ± $2,711
$29,296
Median earning women ± $4,129

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($86,369), Public Administration ($64,766), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($56,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,750), and Public Administration ($41,286).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 470
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 286
    Retail Trade
  3. 285
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Laurens County, GA was $132,000 in 2022, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,500 to $132,000, a 20.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Laurens County, GA is 63.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Laurens County, GA have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Laurens County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Laurens County, GA is $46,776. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Laurens County, GA was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $69,038, followed by Census Tract 9502.02 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $65,147 and $61,389.

Property

$132,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,798
$11,326
Median Property Taxes
±$769

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Laurens County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Laurens County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%
Homeownership
2022
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.6% of the housing units in Laurens County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502.01
  2. Census Tract 9502.02
  3. Census Tract 9506

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laurens County, GA was Census Tract 9502.01 with a value of $69,038, followed by Census Tract 9502.02 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $65,147 and $61,389.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Laurens County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,776
Median Household Income
± $3,392
17.8k
Number of Households
± 1,008

In 2022, the median household income of the 17.8k households in Laurens County, GA grew to $46,776 from the previous year's value of $42,315.

The following chart displays the households in Laurens County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Laurens County, GA is from Laurens County, GA.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (87.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.75%)

In 2022, 87.1% of workers in Laurens County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.8%) and those who worked at home (3.75%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laurens County, GA have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.26% of the workforce in Laurens County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Laurens County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Laurens County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laurens County, GA (11.8k out of 48.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Laurens County, GA is Black, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.5% of the population of Laurens County, GA has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 2.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Laurens County, GA see 1159 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0862% decrease from the previous year (1160 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2154 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 438 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,159 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Laurens County, GA

Primary care physicians in Laurens County, GA see an average of 1,159 patients per year. This represents a 0.0862% decrease from the previous year (1,160 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Laurens County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laurens County, GA grew by 1.42% from 13.3% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Laurens County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2023, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 85.6 in Laurens County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2023, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 42.6% in Laurens County, GA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2023, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.6% in Laurens County, GA.

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