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South Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The South Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 28,166 as of July 1, 2020. 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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 28,166 (100%)
Population in Households 27,834 (98.8%)
Population in Families 21,782 (77.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 332 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 3,490
Diversity Index2 74
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $79,764
Average Household Income $105,168
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $38,348
Wealth Index5 104
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 11,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,129 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,119 (54.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 894 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $344,868
Average Home Value $352,931
Housing Affordability Index3 122
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,248
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 6,441
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.74% 0.39%
Households 0.45% 0.2%
Families 0.37% 0.21%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.77%

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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, 2020 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 # 100 81st
Median Household Income # 247 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 104 20th
Per Capita Income # 246 53rd
Diversity Index # 58 89th

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