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Laurens is a village in Otsego County, in the Oneonta metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Laurens. For links to other places called Laurens, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Laurens is 42.530N. The longitude is -75.09W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 263.


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Median household income
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$27,125
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Laurens is on Otego Creek.
Early industries included cotton mills, flour mills and an iron foundry.
Nearby parks & recreation: Gilbert Lake State Park

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15% of Laurens residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laurens ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laurens was $15,527, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Laurens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Laurens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $359.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.


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Otsego County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurens political report.

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The average commute time for Laurens workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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I am curious to know if anyone remembers a restaurant in Butts' Corner that existed back in the 50' or 1960's, called "The Ark" run by a Father and daughter who were German My husband and I were struck by the sophistication of the menu and the erudition of the young woman managing the place, the daughter of the chef and owner who spoke little English but she was quite fluent ...

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