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Laurens is a city in Pocahontas County.
The community was named for Henry and John Laurens, French Huguenots who settled in SC
The latitude of Laurens is 42.846N. The longitude is -94.851W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,309 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,409.
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32% of Laurens residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $16,711, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% 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 $237. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $553.
Libraries in Laurens include Laurens Public Library ... View libraries
Pocahontas 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 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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