Laurens County

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Additional 2000 Census Information

Population Trends 1970 - 2000

County 1970 1980 1990 2000 % Change 1990-2000 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens 49,713 52,214 58,092 69,567 20% 11.26%
Municipality
Laurens 10,298 10,587 9,694 9,916 2% -8.43%
Clinton 8,138 8,596 8,070 8,091 1% -6.12%
Cross Hill 579 604 459 601 28% -24.01%
Gray Court 859 988 916 1,021 12% -7.29%
Ware Shoals 0 14 0 0 0% -100.00%
Waterloo 112 200 114 203 78% -43.00%

Population By Race

  1980 % 1990 %
Laurens County 52,214 100.00% 58,092 100.00%
     White 36,956 70.78% 41,493 71.43%
     Black 15,165 29.04% 16,386 28.21%
     Native American 27 0.05% 45 0.08%
     Asian/Pacific Islander 44 0.08% 95 0.16%
     Other 22 0.04% 73 0.13%

Laurens County Municipalities 1980 % 1990 %
Laurens 10,587 100.00% 9,694 100.00%
     White 6,427 60.71% 5,607 57.84%
     Black 4,132 39.03% 4,064 41.92%
     Native American 11 0.10% 4 0.04%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 16 0.15% 14 0.14%
     Other 1 0.01% 5 0.05%

Clinton 8,596 100.00% 8,070 100.00%
     White 5,879 68.39% 5,101 63.21%
     Black 2,698 31.39% 2,927 36.27%
     Native American 1 0.001% 15 0.19%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 11 0.13% 17 0.21%
     Other 7 0.08% 10 0.12%

Cross Hill 604 100.00% 459 100.00%
     White 172 28.48% 150 32.68%
     Black 432 71.52% 308 67.10%
     Native American 0 0.00% 1 0.22%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Gray Court 988 100.00% 916 100.00%
     White 429 43.42% 410 44.76%
     Black 557 56.38% 506 55.24%
     Native American 2 0.20% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Waterloo 200 100.00% 114 100.00%
     White 90 45.00% 44 38.60%
     Black 110 55.00% 70 61.40%
     Native American 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Asian/ Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
     Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%

Population By Age

  1980 % 1990 %
Laurens County 52,214 100.00% 58,092 100.00%
     Under 5 3,475 6.66% 3,963 6.82%
     5-17 11,084 21.23% 10,784 18.56%
     18-64 31,640 60.60% 35,540 61.18%
     65+ 6,015 11.52% 7,805 13.44%

Total Housing Units

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens 17,001 20,660 3,659 21.52%
Municipality
Laurens 3,779 3,689 -90 -2.38%
Clinton 2,772 2,724 -48 -1.73%
Cross Hill 169 159 -10 -5.92%
Gray Court 305 330 25 8.20%
Waterloo 64 44 -20 -31.25%

Housing Units By Year Structure Built

Units % Median Year Built
Laurens County 23,201 100.00% 1968
     1989 to March 1990 650 2.80%
     1985 to 1988 2,066 8.90%
     1980 to 1984 2,453 10.57%
     1970 to 1979 5,738 24.73%
     1960 to 1969 4,031 17.37%
     1950 to 1959 3,745 16.14%
     1940 to 1949 1,939 8.36%
     1939 or earlier 2,579 11.12%

Total Households and Persons Per Household

County    Total Households 1980 Total Households 1990 Persons Per Household 1980 Persons Per Household 1990
Laurens 16,937 21,046 2.9 2.7
Municipality
Laurens 3,694 3,682 2.8 2.5
Clinton 2,773 2,633 2.7 2.6
Cross Hill 165 158 3.8 2.9
Gray Court 302 322 3.2 2.8
Waterloo 58 37 3.8 3.1

Total Families and Persons Per Family

County        Total Families 1980        Total Families 1990     Persons
Per Family
1980
     Persons
Per Family
1990
Laurens 13,409 15,932 3.4 3.2
Municipality
Laurens 2,754 2,611 3.4 3.1
Clinton 2,023 1,750 3.3 3.4
Cross Hill 131 103 4.5 3.8
Gray Court 254 240 3.6 3.4
Waterloo 43 33 4.7 3.3

Female Heads of Households

County Total Households Female Led Households % of Total White Black
Laurens 21,046 3,007 14.3% 1,496 1,504
Municipality
Laurens 3,682 817 22.2% 298 519
Clinton 2,633 501 19.0% 147 347
Cross Hill 158 23 14.6% 4 19
Gray Court 322 87 27.0% 19 68
Waterloo 37 4 10.8% 0 4

Housing Units By Occupied Status

County        Owner Occupied 1980        Owner Occupied 1990          Renter Occupied
1980
           Renter Occupied
1990
Laurens 12,836 15,685 4,165 4,975
Municipality
Laurens 2,492 2,294 1,287 1,395
Clinton 1,690 1,684 1,082 1,040
Cross Hill 132 133 37 26
Gray Court 237 257 68 73
Waterloo 57 40 7 4

Mobile Homes

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens 1,994 4,520 2,526 126.68%
Municipality
Laurens 90 109 19 21.11%
Clinton 145 344 199 137.24%
Cross Hill 37 67 30 81.08%
Gray Court 58 131 73 125.86%
Waterloo 8 5 -3 -37.50%





Per Capita Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens County 5,509 10,739 5,230 94.94%
Municipality
Laurens 5,858 10,208 4,350 74.26%
Clinton 5,206 9,537 4,331 83.19%
Cross Hill 4,065 8,801 4,736 116.51%
Gray Court 4,816 8,304 3,488 72.43%
Waterloo 4,520 10,302 5,782 127.92%

Median Household Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens County 15,069 24,905 9,836 65.27%
Municipality
Laurens 14,227 22,338 8,111 57.01%
Clinton 13,420 21,756 8,336 62.12%
Cross Hill 11,328 21,786 10,458 92.32%
Gray Court 13,426 18,152 4,726 35.20%
Waterloo 13,333 34,375 21,042 157.82%

Median Family Income Trends 1980 - 1990

County 1980 1990 $ Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens County 17,603 29,195 11,592 65.85%
Municipality
Laurens 17,598 26,831 9,233 52.47%
Clinton 16,348 26,500 10,152 62.10%
Cross Hill 15,795 28,250 12,455 78.85%
Gray Court 15,329 20,543 5,214 34.01%
Waterloo 19,250 38,438 19,188 99.68%

Persons Below Proverty Level 1980 - 1990

County 1980 % 1990 %
Laurens County 5,685 10.89% 7,259 12.50%
Municipality
Laurens 1,229 11.61% 1,862 19.21%
Clinton 984 11.45% 1,140 14.13%
Cross Hill 198 32.78% 57 12.42%
Gray Court 194 19.64% 206 22.49%
Waterloo 21 10.50% 10 8.77%

Persons Aged 65+ Below Poverty Level

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens County 1,244 1,421 177 14.23%
Municipality
Laurens 302 340 38 12.58%
Clinton 181 195 14 7.73%
Cross Hill 18 24 6 33.33%
Gray Court 22 57 35 159.09%
Waterloo 9 3 -6 -66.67%

Employees By Industry

County 1980 % 1990 %
Laurens County 22,831 100.00% 25,477 100.00%
     Ag./Forestry/Fishing/Mining 398 1.74% 475 1.86%
     Construction 1,301 5.70% 153 0.60%
     Manufacturing Non-durable 7,496 32.83% 6,121 24.03%
     Manufacturing Durable 3,860 16.91% 4,664 18.31%
     Transportation 283 1.24% 660 2.59%
     Communications/Utilities 418 1.83% 368 1.44%
     Wholesale Trade 484 2.12% 567 2.23%
     Retail Trade 2,510 10.99% 4,296 16.86%
     Fin./Insurance/Real Estate 527 2.31% 801 3.14%
     Business & Repair Services 345 1.51% 611 2.40%
     Entertainment/Rec. Services 729 3.19% 721 2.83%
     Professional Services 3,833 16.79% 5,224 20.50%
     Public Administration 647 2.83% 816 3.20%

1990 Labor Force Characteristics

County Total Male Female White Black
Laurens County          
Labor Force 28,767 14,933 13,834 20,822 7,788
     Employed 26,860 13,944 12,916 19,689 7,072
     Unemployed 1,838 926 912 1,095 685
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.2% 6.6% 5.3% 8.8%

Disability By Type - 1990

County Work
Related
% of Total Labor Force Mobility
Related
% of Total Population
Laurens 6,905 24.00% 6,726 11.58%
Municipality
Laurens 1,327 29.85% 1,280 13.20%
Clinton 925 25.17% 910 11.28%
Cross Hill 55 23.11% 51 11.11%
Gray Court 121 28.88% 108 11.79%
Waterloo 10 13.16% 8 7.02%

Years of School Completed

County 1980 1990 Change 1980-1990 % Change 1980-1990
Laurens        
Less Than 9th Grade 11,160 7,447 -3,713 -33.27%
High School 14,094 19,389 5,295 37.57%
     No Diploma 7,127 8,246 1,119 15.70%
     Graduate 6,967 11,143 4,176 59.70%
College 5,402 9,986 4,584 84.86%
     1-3 Years 2,735 5,816 3,081 112.65%
     4+ years 2,667 4,170 1,503 56.36%