Laurens, South Carolina

Laurens: City in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States of America


Laurens is a city located in the county of Laurens in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 9,139. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,852 inhabitants.

The city was created 238 years ago in 1784.

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Location of Laurens on South Carolina map.

Quick Facts about Laurens

Population : 8,852 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Carolina (United States)
County : Laurens County
Postal code : 29360
Phone Area Codes : 864
Altitude : 610 feet / 186 meters
Capital city : Laurens is capital of Laurens County
Establishment : January 01, 1785 (238 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 07:40:00 (5th December 2023)
Population growth : -3.24% (2010-2020)
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Laurens is located at 34°29'56"N 82°0'51"W (34.4990100, -82.0142600).

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According to census records, the population of Laurens decreased by 3.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 9,139 - census
2011 8,987 -1.69% estimation process
2012 8,924 -0.71% estimation process
2013 8,933 0.1% estimation process
2014 8,943 0.11% estimation process
2015 8,930 -0.15% estimation process
2016 8,913 -0.19% estimation process
2017 8,892 -0.24% estimation process
2018 8,809 -0.94% estimation process
2019 8,849 0.45% estimation process
2020 8,852 0.03% estimation process

Laurens zip code is 29360. County name: Laurens, County fips: 45059

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People born in Laurens (28)

People born in Laurens, including politician Daniel Wallace, singer-guitarist Pink Anderson, politician Hilary A. Herbert, .


  • James "J.T." Taylor (American singer and actor; member of Kool & the Gang) he was born in 16/08/1953
  • Johnny Mars (American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter) he was born in 07/12/1942
  • Richard F. Simpson (American politician (1798-1882)) he was born in 24/03/1798
  • John L. M. Irby (American politician (1854-1900)) he was born in 10/09/1854
  • Nathaniel B. Dial (American politician (1862-1940)) he was born in 24/04/1862
  • Ali Rogers (American model) she was born in 01/01/1992
  • Bennie Cunningham (American football player (1954-2018)) he was born in 23/12/1954
  • Bob Hazle (American baseball player) he was born in 09/12/1930
  • Curtis Pulley (American football player) he was born in 21/11/1986
  • Erskine Thomason (American baseball player) he was born in 13/08/1948
  • G. B. Greene, Jr. (American air force general) he was born in 20/04/1914
  • Jim Donnan (American football player and coach) he was born in 29/01/1945
  • John Carlisle Kilgo (American bishop) he was born in 22/07/1861
  • John F. Bolt (U.S. naval aviator and flying ace (1921–2004)) he was born in 19/05/1921
  • Reggie Williams (American baseball player) he was born in 05/05/1966
  • Rickey Foggie (American football player) he was born in 15/07/1966
  • Samuel McGowan (United States admiral) he was born in 01/09/1870
  • Morris Madden (American baseball player) he was born in 31/08/1960

Schools in Laurens

College & universities near Laurens, SC

Code Name City ZIP
218539 Presbyterian College Clinton (SC) 29325
217828 Charzanne Beauty College Greenwood (SC) 29649
218520 Piedmont Technical College Greenwood (SC) 29646
218229 Lander University Greenwood (SC) 29649-2099
217998 Erskine College Due West (SC) 29639

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Laurens, SC

Code Name Address Type
SPB Spartanburg 290 Magnolia St RAIL
GRV Greenville 1120 West Washington Street RAIL
CSN Clemson Calhoun Memorial Hwy and College Ave. RAIL
CLB Columbia 850 Pulaski Street RAIL
GAS Gastonia 350 Hancock Street RAIL

Post offices near Laurens

Post Office Name City ZIP
Lauren Post Office Laurens (SC) 29360
Clinton Post Office Clinton (SC) 29325
Gray Cour Post Office Gray Court (SC) 29645
Mountvill Post Office Mountville (SC) 29370
Waterl Post Office Waterloo (SC) 29384

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Laurens , New York human settlement in Otsego County, New York, United States of America with a population of 2,268 people.
  • Laurens , Iowa City in Pocahontas County, Iowa, United States with a population of 1,126 people.

Other cities in Laurens County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Laurens County , SC.

City Name Population Title
City of Clinton 8,490 City in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Clinton 8,304 City in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States
Joanna 1,539 Census-designated place in Laurens County, South Carolina
Gray Court 826 City in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States of America
Cross Hill 517 Town in South Carolina
Waterloo 170 Town in Laurens County, South Carolina, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Laurens distances to largest South Carolina cities