Laurel, MD 20723 ZIP Code Profile

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Scaggsville, MD

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ZIP Code 20723: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Laurel, MD 20723

Acceptable Alternative
Scaggsville, MD 20723

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 346
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,631
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 619
  • County: Howard County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.134, Longitude -76.862
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Neighborhood Data

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Laurel, MD 20723 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,612
Population in Households 32,602
Population in Familes 28,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 2,508
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 11,097
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 8,316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,584 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,753 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,344 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 487 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $414,758
Average Home Value $442,455


Median Household Income $109,668
Average Household Income $131,980
Per Capita Income $44,919
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.91% 1.99%
Households 1.66% 1.84%
Families 1.56% 1.76%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Laurel, MD 20723 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 20723 to the other 455 ZIP Codes 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 # 67 85th
Population Density1 # 95 79th
Diversity Index2 # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 75 84th
Per Capita Income # 102 78th

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