Laurel, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

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.

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

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.

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Laurel, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,800
Daytime Population: Workers 15,575
Daytime Population: Residents 11,681
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,256
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 27,620
Population in Familes 20,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density2 6,288
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $75,721
Average Household Income $89,584
Per Capita Income $36,618


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


Total Households 11,295
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 6,141
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 0.9%
Households 0.76% 0.71%
Families 0.68% 0.64%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Laurel, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 91st
Population Density # 32 94th
Diversity Index # 35 93rd
Median Household Income # 213 59th
Per Capita Income # 206 60th

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