West Laurel, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Laurel, Maryland - Basic Facts

The West Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 4,553 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West 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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West Laurel, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,553
Daytime Population: Workers 518
Daytime Population: Residents 2,035
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,553
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.56
Population in Households 4,540
Population in Familes 3,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 2,000
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $125,375
Average Household Income $139,415
Per Capita Income $47,682


Total Housing Units 1,549 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,417 (91.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 ( 6.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $370,031
Average Home Value $386,054


Total Households 1,515
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 1,187
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 1.02% 1.24%
Households 0.5% 1.09%
Families 0.41% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.9%

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, 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 # 206 60th
Population Density # 185 64th
Diversity Index # 80 85th
Median Household Income # 39 93rd
Per Capita Income # 72 86th

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