The City of Laurel had a population of 27,800 as of July 1, 2017. Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 39.0958 and longitude -76.8623 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 167 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Laurel are located in Prince George's County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.
The City of Laurel (GNIS ID: 2390608) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel: Laurel Factory.
|Population in Households||27,620|
|Population in Familes||20,138|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||180|
|Average Household Size||2.45|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||12,228 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,484 (44.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,811 (47.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||933 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$276,954|
|Average Home Value||$314,547|
|Median Household Income||$75,721|
|Average Household Income||$89,584|
|Per Capita Income||$36,618|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.64%|
|Per Capita Income||2.55%|
The table below compares Laurel to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 46||91st|
|Population Density1||# 32||94th|
|Diversity Index2||# 35||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 213||59th|
|Per Capita Income||# 206||60th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.