Laurens has the 2687th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Laurens is part of the Greenville metro area. Unemployment in the Greenville area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Greenville has the 70th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Laurens is below average at $41,010, and the median cost of a home in Laurens is $78,700, which is below the national average. 18% of workers in Laurens hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Laurens. 82% of Laurens workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Laurens spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.