Laurens County, South Carolina

county in South Carolina, United States

Laurens County is a county in the state of South Carolina, United States. As of the 2020 census, 67,539 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Laurens.[2] The county was formed in 1785 and named after Henry Laurens, the fifth president of the Continental Congress.

Laurens County
Laurens County Courthouse
Laurens County Courthouse
"A Great Place In South Carolina"
Map of South Carolina highlighting Laurens County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°29′01″N 82°00′20″W / 34.483676°N 82.005498°W / 34.483676; -82.005498
Country United States
State South Carolina
Named forHenry Laurens
Largest communityLaurens
 • Total722.93 sq mi (1,872.4 km2)
 • Land712.87 sq mi (1,846.3 km2)
 • Water10.06 sq mi (26.1 km2)  1.39%
 • Total67,539
 • Density94.74/sq mi (36.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd


  1. "QuickFacts: Laurens County, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.