South Laurel, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The South Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 27,957 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.0615 and longitude -76.8462 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the South Laurel Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 27,957
Daytime Population: Workers 7,066
Daytime Population: Residents 12,563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,629
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 27,624
Population in Familes 21,546
Population in Group Qrtrs 333
Population Density2 3,434
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $69,111
Average Household Income $88,062
Per Capita Income $32,728


Total Housing Units 10,951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,979 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,252 (57.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 720 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $347,253
Average Home Value $356,665


Total Households 10,231
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 6,415
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 0.95% 0.76%
Households 0.61% 0.53%
Families 0.47% 0.46%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

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, 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 # 45 92nd
Population Density # 103 80th
Diversity Index # 55 90th
Median Household Income # 258 50th
Per Capita Income # 266 49th

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