West Laurel, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The West Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 4,575 as of July 1, 2016. West Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for 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 West Laurel is located at latitude 39.1157 and longitude -76.8923 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the West Laurel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The West Laurel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390480) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Laurel Census Designated Place is located within District 10, Laurel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Laurel, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,575
Population in Households 4,560
Population in Familes 3,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 2,010
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 1,564
Average Household Size 2.92
Family Households 1,225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,615 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,460 (90.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $366,963
Average Home Value $378,268


Median Household Income $125,521
Average Household Income $137,125
Per Capita Income $47,014
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.29%
Households 1.1% 1.13%
Families 0.99% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Laurel, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Laurel to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 203 61st
Population Density1 # 183 65th
Diversity Index2 # 81 85th
Median Household Income # 36 93rd
Per Capita Income # 67 87th

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