Laurens County Veterans Demographics and Statistics

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The American Community Survey (ACS), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates on the veteran population each year. Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. ACS data typically only counts veterans no longer in active service—in other words, people who are currently civilians. 

For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period. 

How does the veteran population vary within Laurens County?

Note: Hover over a census tract to see its data. 

When did veterans in Laurens County, South Carolina serve in the military?

Note: Periods between major conflicts have been excluded from this chart. 

How does median income compare for Laurens County veterans and nonveterans?

On a national level, veterans' median income was nearly 40% higher than nonveterans' in 2017. 

How many Laurens County veterans have service-connected disabilities?

The department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assigns ratings to disabilities that veterans received during their service, or for existing health issues that worsened because of their service. The ratings are assigned as a percentage scale, with higher percentages corresponding to more severe disabilities. 

By Service-Connected Disabilities

This chart shows the populations of veterans with, and without, service-connected disabilities in Laurens County, South Carolina. 

By Service-Connected Disabilities Rating

The chart below shows how the former population has changed over time, broken down by the severity ratings of those disabilities.