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Time Zone: Laurens County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Laurens is the Seat for Laurens County.

Laurens County was founded in 1785.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Laurens had a population of 70,045 people. This is an increase of 0.69% since the last Census (which gave a population of 69,567 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Laurens represented 1.73% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201066,537-4.36%-5.01% since 2009
200970,045+0.69%+0.15% since 2008
200869,938+0.53%+0.45% since 2007
200069,567The Last Census

More information can be found on the Laurens County Census Page for Laurens County.


Below are some of the communities located in Laurens County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Laurens County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Laurens   9,4789,9164.42% decrease  
Clinton   8,9238,09110.28% increase  
Gray Court   9961,0212.45% decrease  
Cross Hill   5916011.66% decrease  
Waterloo   --203 

Websites for Laurens County

Official Website:   www.laurenscountysc.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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