North Laurel, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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North Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The North Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 24,190 as of July 1, 2018. North 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 North Laurel is located at latitude 39.1288 and longitude -76.8466 in Howard County. The formal boundaries for the North Laurel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Howard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 299 feet.

The North Laurel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389572) 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 North Laurel Census Designated Place is located within District 6, Savage, a minor civil division (MCD) of Howard County.

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North Laurel, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,190
Population in Households 24,190
Population in Familes 20,530
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,732
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $101,622
Average Household Income $120,409
Per Capita Income $41,787


Total Housing Units 8,715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,403 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,977 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 335 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $368,359
Average Home Value $405,316


Total Households 8,380
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 5,961
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 2.17% 2.42%
Households 1.91% 2.3%
Families 1.92% 2.25%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

North Laurel, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Laurel to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 59 89th
Population Density # 95 82nd
Diversity Index # 41 92nd
Median Household Income # 124 76th
Per Capita Income # 159 69th

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