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Laurens is a town 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 42.536N. The longitude is -75.119W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,555 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,402.
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17% of Laurens residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $16,985, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Laurens residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Laurens, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $893.
Otsego 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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