West Laurel, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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West Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The West Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 4,570 as of July 1, 2018. West Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for 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 West Laurel is located at latitude 39.1157 and longitude -76.8923 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the West Laurel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The West Laurel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390480) 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 West Laurel Census Designated Place is located within District 10, Laurel, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

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


Total Population 4,570
Population in Households 4,557
Population in Familes 3,975
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 2,007
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $125,670
Average Household Income $141,855
Per Capita Income $48,349


Total Housing Units 1,524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,435 (94.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 0.5%)
Median Home Value $368,659
Average Home Value $384,906


Total Households 1,517
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 1,186
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 0.94% 1.0%
Households 0.46% 0.87%
Families 0.35% 0.8%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

West Laurel, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 206 60th
Population Density # 185 64th
Diversity Index # 71 86th
Median Household Income # 42 92nd
Per Capita Income # 78 85th

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