Laurens County is located in central Georgia. The County Seat is Dublin and the largest city is Dublin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.laurenscoga.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 47,851 and the 2010 census population was 48,434. The land area is 807.30 square miles and there are 60 persons per square mile.
61.3% of the population is White, 36.2% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 79.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 15% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,200, there are 17,632 households, an average of 2.67 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,625, the median household income is $34,793, and 24.7% of the persons in Laurens County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,485. Retail sales (in $1000) were $613,069, and sales per capita were $12,912. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.9%.
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