Laurens (village), New York
|Laurens, New York|
|• Total||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|• Land||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,112 ft (339 m)|
|• Density||2,600/sq mi (880/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0955097|
Laurens is the oldest community in the town. Laurens set itself apart from the town by incorporating as a village in 1811. It was named for Revolutionary War hero Henry Laurens. In 1860, the village had a population of 726 and contained a tannery, an iron foundry, a sawmill, and a cotton mill that was powered by water from Gilbert Lake, north of the town line in New Lisbon. A sulfur spring is located north of the village. The Oneonta and Mohawk Trolley route passed through Laurens, the first car reaching Laurens from Oneonta on July 4, 1901. A logging operator named Emmons Peck from Carbondale, Pennsylvania, would ship tanning bark and nine million feet of lumber from his mill at Gilbert Lake by horse and wagon to the Laurens station by 1909, employing many men.
Laurens is located at (42.5314, -75.0882).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²).None of the area is covered with water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 277 people, 114 households, and 77 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,215.8 people per square mile (822.7/km²). There were 130 housing units at an average density of 1,039.9 per square mile (386.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.56% White, and 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.
There were 114 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $27,125, and the median income for a family was $27,500. Males had a median income of $25,179 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,527. About 24.4% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.6% of those sixty five or over.
- "Comprehensive Plan for the Town of Laurens" (PDF). Cooperstown, New York: Otsego County Planning Department. October 1998. p. 4. Retrieved 18 November 2012. "The town of Laurens ... was formed in 1811 ... and named after Henry Laurens, a hero of the Revolutionary War"
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.