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Laurens County, Georgia

117 E Jackson St
Dublin, GA 31040
Phone: (478) 272-4755
Fax: (478) 272-3895
www.co.laurens.ga.us

In central GA, southeast of Macon; organized Dec 10, 1807 from Wilkinson County. Name Origin: For Lt. John Laurens (1753-82), officer in the American Revolution, who received the sword of Gen. Charles Cornwallis when the latter surrendered at Yorktown, VA

Area (sq mi):: 818.51 (land 812.27; water 6.24) Population per square mile: 57.70
Population 2005: 46,896 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 4.50%; 1990-2000 12.20% Population 2000: 44,874 (White 62.80%; Black or African American 34.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.80%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 35.80
Income 2000: per capita $16,763; median household $32,010; Population below poverty level: 18.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,569-$22,655
Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dublin County seat (16,689)

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    Laurens County, South Carolina

    PO Box 287
    Laurens, SC 29360
    Phone: (864) 984-3538
    Fax: (864) 984-3726
    www.laurenscountysc.org

    In west-central SC, south of Spartanburg; established Mar 12, 1785 from Ninety Six District. Name Origin: For Henry Laurens (1724-92), president of the Continental Congress (1777-78)

    Area (sq mi):: 723.98 (land 715.11; water 8.87) Population per square mile: 98.30
    Population 2005: 70,293 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 1.00%; 1990-2000 19.80% Population 2000: 69,567 (White 71.00%; Black or African American 26.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 36.20
    Income 2000: per capita $15,761; median household $33,933; Population below poverty level: 14.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,391-$21,422
    Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 23.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Brannan was convicted of murdering Deputy Kyle Dinkheller, 22, who stopped him for driving at 98mph in Laurens County, Georgia, in 1998.
    1 B) were collected on 3 Oct 1996 emerging from SWPM originating from India in Laurens County, Georgia.