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Laurens is a city in Laurens County, in the Greenville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Henry Laurens, Revolutionary leader
The latitude of Laurens is 34.498N. The longitude is -82.014W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,819.
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6% of Laurens residents report German ancestry, and 7% 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 $14,582, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Laurens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Laurens include Laurens Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Laurens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $733.
Libraries in Laurens include Laurens County Library ... View libraries
Laurens County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurens political report.
The average commute time for Laurens workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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