Laurens employment information

IndexLaurensSouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,055$25,521$29,829
Median household income$29,500$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,086$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,956$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$24,087$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$17,257$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level25.8%17.2%15.1%
The Laurens, SC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Laurens is $21,055, which is 17% lower than than the South Carolina average and 29% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $29,500, which is 37% lower than than the South Carolina average and 47% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Laurens is 6%, which is 23% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Laurens is 26% which is 71% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$19,664$29,500$59,000
City
$31,262$46,898$93,796
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Laurens is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Laurens is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Laurens is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Laurens is 71% higher than the national average.

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Laurens median earnings by income bracket

Laurens employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.5%1.6%
Manufacturing sector26.6%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.0%0.8%
Wholesale & retail services15.8%14.1%
Public administration10.0%2.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.8%2.8%
Education, health & social services10.0%40.5%
Other18.5%22.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cokesbury, SC146$65,83319%
Fountain Inn, SC8,044$51,7057%
Hodges, SC148$50,5009%
Cross Hill, SC634$49,37511%
Mountville, SC114$47,03115%
Laurens, SC9,046$29,50047%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mayo, MD9,048$126,534129%
Yorkshire, VA9,043$60,65210%
Charlotte, MI9,043$42,94722%
Tuskegee, AL9,050$27,50050%
Andalusia, AL9,042$34,01239%
Laurens, SC9,046$29,50047%
Source: The Laurens, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).