Laurens (village), New York

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Laurens, New York
Laurens, New York is located in New York
Laurens, New York
Laurens, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°32′N 75°5′W / 42.533°N 75.083°W / 42.533; -75.083Coordinates: 42°32′N 75°5′W / 42.533°N 75.083°W / 42.533; -75.083
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
 • Total0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Land0.13 sq mi (0.33 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,112 ft (339 m)
 • Total263
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,921.88/sq mi (739.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)607
FIPS code36-41520
GNIS feature ID2390935

Laurens is a village in Otsego County, New York, United States. The population was 263 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Laurens is in the eastern part of the Town of Laurens. It is also north of the City of Oneonta.


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.[3] 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 Southern New York Railroad 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.[citation needed]


Laurens is located at 42°32′N 75°5′W / 42.533°N 75.083°W / 42.533; -75.083 (42.5314, -75.0882).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square mile (0.3 km2), all land.

The village is located at the junction of County Roads, 10, 11, and 12 and is near Otego Creek. New York State Route 205 runs just outside the eastern end of the village.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)246[2]−6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] 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 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "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 External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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