South Laurel, MD Profile: Facts & Data

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South Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The South Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 28,609 as of July 1, 2019. South 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 South Laurel is located at latitude 39.0698 and longitude -76.8503 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the South Laurel Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.14 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 148 feet.

The South Laurel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390321) 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 South Laurel Census Designated Place is located within District 10, Laurel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.


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South Laurel, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Laurel, MD Housing Affordability Index is 108
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

South Laurel, MD Wealth Index is 106
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 28,609
Population in Households 28,276
Population in Familes 22,142
Population in Group Qrtrs 333
Population Density 3,545
Diversity Index1 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,798
Average Household Income $102,625
Per Capita Income $37,288
Wealth Index3 106

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,196 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,007 (35.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,366 (56.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 824 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $328,059
Housing Affordability Index2 108
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,372
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 6,517
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.99% 0.67%
Households 0.63% 0.43%
Families 0.54% 0.4%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

South Laurel, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Laurel to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 45 92nd
Population Density # 99 81st
Diversity Index # 57 89th
Median Household Income # 251 52nd
Per Capita Income # 247 53rd

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