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Laurens County, GA


Micropolitan Statistical Area: Dublin, GA
Designated Market Area: Macon, GA
USDA County Type (2015): Government, Low Employment
American Communities Project County Type (2023): African American South

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2022 population: 49,660   ( 1,226 from 2010)
Land area: 807.3 square miles
Population density: 61.5 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:28,284 56.96% 2.2%
Black:18,38637.02% 6.5%
Indian:1010.20% 16.1%
Asian:5611.13% 16.4%
2+ races:7461.50% 51.3%
Hispanic:1,5823.19% 38.4%
Total non-White:21,37643.04% 9.5%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:1,294 13.0
Deaths:1,71517.3
Net Migration: 3763.8
Net Immigration: 880.9
Change in White population:-636 -1.3
Change in Non-White pop.:1,862 3.8




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
48,434
28,92059.71%
17,26835.65%
870.18%
4821.00%
4931.02%
1,1432.36%
19,51440.29%

2000
44,874
28,19962.84%
15,41734.36%
800.18%
3730.83%
2320.52%
5291.18%
16,67537.16%

1990
39,988
26,41766.06%
13,25133.14%
240.06%
1720.43%
n/a
1240.31%
13,57133.94%

1980
36,990
24,57666.44%
12,10132.71%
230.06%
700.19%
n/a
2080.56%
12,41433.56%

1970
32,738
21,44665.51%
11,17434.13%
50.02%
00.00%
n/a
1130.35%
11,292 34.49%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
6,480 14.4
4,51110.1
1,4413.2
2720.6
721 1.6
2,839 6.3
1990's
NumberRate
6,455 16.1
4,53211.3
2,4106.0
1160.3
1,782 4.5
3,104 7.8
1980's
NumberRate
6,153 16.6
4,094 11.1
1,360 3.7
n/a
1,841 5.0
1,157 3.1
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,319 4.0
n/a
3,130 9.6
1,122 3.4

Age, Family & Household Data for Laurens County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
39.2
12,138 24.4%
37,522 75.6%
8,914 18.0%
17,813
2.72
12,303 69.1%
8,151 66.3%
1,955 15.9%
5,510 30.9%

2010
NumberPercent
38.0
12,475 25.8%
35,959 74.2%
6,884 14.2%
18,641
2.54
13,060 70.1%
8,719 66.8%
1,913 14.6%
5,581 29.9%

2000
NumberPercent
35.8
12,012 26.8%
32,862 73.2%
5,925 13.2%
17,098
2.55
12,272 71.8%
8,779 71.5%
1,741 14.2%
4,826 28.2%

1990
NumberPercent
33.0
11,323 28.3%
28,665 71.7%
5,556 13.9%
14,592
2.66
10,964 75.1%
8,404 76.7%
1,389 12.7%
3,628 24.9%

1980
NumberPercent
30.3
11,516 31.1%
25,474 68.9%
4,621 12.5%
12,471
2.89
9,816 78.7%
8,041 81.9%
824 8.4%
2,655 21.3%

2022 Housing Data for Laurens County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units21,943 
Median Value$132,000 
Occupied17,81381.2%
Vacant4,13018.8%
Owned11,32663.6%
Rented6,48736.4%
Median Rent$722 
Single-Family Units13,71562.5%
    Detached13,62962.1%
    Attached860.4%
Buldings with 5+ Units7643.5%
Mobile Homes5,87626.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Laurens County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0001,5528.7%
$10,000 to $14,9991,4738.3%
$15,000 to $19,9991,5588.7%
$20,000 to $24,9999525.3%
$25,000 to $29,9997214.0%
$30,000 to $34,9996703.8%
$35,000 to $39,9997664.3%
$40,000 to $44,9999095.1%
$45,000 to $49,9998594.8%
$50,000 to $59,9991,1756.6%
$60,000 to $74,9991,6049.0%
$75,000 to $99,9991,5548.7%
$100,000 to $124,9991,5318.6%
$125,000 to $149,9991,0365.8%
$150,000 to $199,9997794.4%
$200,000 or more6743.8%
Median Household Income46,776 
Per Capita Income27,565 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state74 
Compared to U.S.71 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI8885.0%
Public Assistance7284.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps3,88321.8%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed17,85761.7%
Unemployed1,1003.8%
In Armed Forces00.0%
Total Labor Force18,95765.5%
Not in Labor Force9,98034.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 38.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector6,2985,91751.6%
Non-Profit1,0561,30444.7%
Self-Employed1,05132376.5%
Local Government50377639.3%
State Government37877932.7%
Federal Government49656846.6%
Total Private + Self7,3496,24054.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.2,4333,42741.5%
Total9,7829,66750.3%
Pct. Govt.18.0%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts2,71113.9%
Sales and Office Occupations3,92820.2%
Professional, Technical3,58518.4%
Service Occupations3,56118.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing620.3%
All others5,68229.2%
White Collar 52.5%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance3,45917.8%
Retail trade2,51412.9%
Manufacturing2,15911.1%
Accommodation and food services1,8199.3%
Construction1,7168.8%
Educational services1,5678.0%
Public administration1,3186.8%
Transportation and warehousing1,0305.3%
Other services8874.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.7333.8%
Finance and insurance5162.7%
Professional, scientific, technical4212.2%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting3051.6%
Wholesale trade2721.4%
Information2401.2%
Utilities1911.0%
Real estate and rental and leasing1620.8%
Arts, entertainment, recreation900.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction680.3%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Laurens County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican7761.57%
Puerto Rican1930.39%
Cuban20.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American1320.27%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan1320.27%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2980.60%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian740.15%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan2240.45%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic360.07%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian3290.67%
Filipino850.17%
Chinese620.13%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English45,12997.2%
Spanish8581.8%
Other Indo-European2120.5%
French, Haitian, Cajun860.2%
Chinese390.1%
Korean390.1%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic240.1%
Tagalog210.0%
German, other Germanic60.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
American3,5847.3%
English2,9906.1%
Irish2,2614.6%
German1,1662.4%
Italian5371.1%
European4250.9%
Scotch-Irish2950.6%
Scottish2440.5%
French Canadian2060.4%
Welsh1360.3%
African1340.3%
French1070.2%
Polish970.2%
Norwegian720.1%
Jamaican690.1%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen48,92599.0%
Not a citizen4821.0%
Native48,55598.3%
Foreign-born8521.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Laurens County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
1,075 3.2%3,405 10.3%13,833 41.7%9,190 27.7%2,907 8.8%2,757 8.3%
  Average years of education: 12.8
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 1,075 3.2%
9-12 Years 3,405 10.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 13,833 41.7%
Some College 9,190 27.7%
Bach. Degree 2,907 8.8%
Grad Degree 2,757 8.3%
Average years of education: 12.8

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Laurens County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 18,502 17,519 983 5.3% 5.4%
1991 18,863 17,942 921 4.9% 5.3%
1992 19,991 18,877 1,114 5.6% 6.6%
1993 20,277 19,248 1,029 5.1% 5.7%
1994 20,835 19,910 925 4.4% 5.1%
1995 21,677 20,511 1,166 5.4% 4.8%
1996 21,796 20,664 1,132 5.2% 4.6%
1997 22,218 21,244 974 4.4% 4.5%
1998 22,884 21,150 1,734 7.6% 4.2%
1999 22,939 21,206 1,733 7.6% 3.8%
2000 21,297 20,335 962 4.5% 3.5%
2001 21,323 20,359 964 4.5% 4.1%
2002 21,437 20,231 1,206 5.6% 5.3%
2003 21,709 20,328 1,381 6.4% 5.1%
2004 21,976 20,679 1,297 5.9% 5.1%
2005 22,114 20,821 1,293 5.8% 5.7%
2006 22,612 21,336 1,276 5.6% 5.1%
2007 22,413 21,191 1,222 5.5% 4.9%
2008 22,384 20,665 1,719 7.7% 6.8%
2009 22,096 19,504 2,592 11.7% 10.4%
2010 20,664 17,901 2,763 13.4% 10.7%
2011 20,258 17,475 2,783 13.7% 10.1%
2012 19,721 17,338 2,383 12.1% 9.0%
2013 19,395 17,319 2,076 10.7% 8.1%
2014 19,004 17,244 1,760 9.3% 7.1%
2015 18,434 17,018 1,416 7.7% 6.1%
2016 19,066 17,781 1,285 6.7% 5.4%
2017 19,463 18,306 1,157 5.9% 4.8%
2018 19,491 18,540 951 4.9% 4.0%
2019 19,567 18,658 909 4.6% 3.5%
2020 19,367 18,075 1,292 6.7% 6.5%
2021 19,714 18,868 846 4.3% 3.9%
2022 19,146 18,411 735 3.8% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com