Laurens County, GA

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2020 Population
47,404
0.00211% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
1.29% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
26.3%
3% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$39,476
0.91% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$99,600
5.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Laurens County, GA had a population of 47.4k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $39,476. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Laurens County, GA declined from 47,405 to 47,404, a −0.00211% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,120 to $39,476, a 0.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laurens County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (37.6%), Other (Hispanic) (1.39%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%), and White (Hispanic) (1.08%).

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.

98.8% of the residents in Laurens County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Laurens County, GA was $99,600, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Laurens County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Laurens County, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Laurens County, GA is home to a population of 47.4k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.07% of Laurens County, GA residents were born outside of the country (981 people).

In 2020, there were 1.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.9k people) in Laurens County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 657 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.8% of Laurens County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Laurens County, GA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Laurens County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.9k ± 456
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.8k ± 180
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    657 ± 228
2.74%
Hispanic Population
1.3k people

In 2020, there were 1.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.9k people) in Laurens County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 657 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.74% of the people in Laurens County, GA are hispanic (1.3k 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

2.07%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
981 people
1.78%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
843 people

As of 2020, 2.07% of Laurens County, GA residents (981 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Laurens County, GA was 1.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    848 ± 143
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    545 ± 154
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    456 ± 142

Laurens County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Laurens County, GA employs 17.9k people. The largest industries in Laurens County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,392 people), Retail Trade (2,457 people), and Manufacturing (1,931 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($52,708), Utilities ($51,333), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($49,349).

Occupations

17.9k
2020 Value
± 985
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Laurens County, GA grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 17.5k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Laurens County, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,903 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,734 people), and Management Occupations (1,554 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

17.9k
2020 Value
± 985
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Laurens County, GA grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 17.5k employees to 17.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Laurens County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,392 people), Retail Trade (2,457 people), and Manufacturing (1,931 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

$38,266
Median earning men ± $3,538
$23,419
Median earning women ± $2,557

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,283), Information ($54,792), and Wholesale Trade ($44,766).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($35,278), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,692), and Public Administration ($34,364).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Laurens County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 63.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.717%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.952% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.869% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (2.28M), Some college (1.79M), and Bachelors Degree (1.47M).

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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The median property value in Laurens County, GA was $99,600 in 2020, which is 0.433 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $94,600 to $99,600, a 5.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Laurens County, GA is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Laurens County, GA have an average commute time of 24.8 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 $39,476. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Laurens County, GA was Census Tract 9502.02 with a value of $59,129, followed by Census Tract 9502.01 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $57,929 and $53,235.

Property

$99,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,203
$10,809
Median Property Taxes
±$696

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.

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2020
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 63% of the housing units in Laurens County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Laurens County, GA was Census Tract 9502.02 with a value of $59,129, followed by Census Tract 9502.01 and Census Tract 9506, with respective values of $57,929 and $53,235.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$39,476
Median Household Income
± $2,229
17.2k
Number of Households
± 925

In 2020, the median household income of the 17.2k households in Laurens County, GA grew to $39,476 from the previous year's value of $39,120.

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 Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.57%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.13%)

In 2020, 86.5% of workers in Laurens County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.57%) and those who worked at home (2.13%).

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

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Laurens County, GA have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.73% 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

26.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Laurens County, GA (12.2k out of 46.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 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 Other.

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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87% of the population of Laurens County, GA has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Laurens County, GA see 1154 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.4% increase from the previous year (1127 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2264 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 480 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,154 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Laurens County, GA

Primary care physicians in Laurens County, GA see an average of 1,154 patients per year. This represents a 2.4% increase from the previous year (1,127 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Laurens County, GA grew by 13.8% from 11.4% to 13%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 72.7 in Laurens County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 38.2% in Laurens County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.8% in Laurens County, GA.

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