Laurens is a town in Otsego County, New York, United States. The population was 2,424 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 42.7 square miles (110.5 km²), of which, 42.6 square miles (110.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.
Otego Creek flows southward through the eastern part of Laurens.
A sulfur spring is located about a mile north of Laurens village.
New York State Route 205, a north-south highway, follows the course of Otsego Creek. New York State Route 23, an east-west highway, passes through the center of the town.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,402 people, 965 households, and 692 families residing in the town. The population density was 56.4 people per square mile (21.8/km²). There were 1,145 housing units at an average density of 26.9 per square mile (10.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.04% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.
There were 965 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,324, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $30,144 versus $23,235 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,985. About 9.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.