The Town of Laurel had a population of 3,908 as of July 1, 2016. Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 38.5709 and longitude -75.5717 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Laurel (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.
The Town of Laurel (GNIS ID: 2391262) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Laurel is located within Laurel-Delmar Division of Sussex County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel: Laurel Town.
|Population in Households||3,901|
|Population in Familes||3,186|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||7|
|Average Household Size||2.96|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,542 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||787 (51.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||530 (34.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||225 (14.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$153,177|
|Average Home Value||$177,224|
|Median Household Income||$36,917|
|Average Household Income||$50,090|
|Per Capita Income||$17,922|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||-2.56%|
|Per Capita Income||0.37%|
The table below compares Laurel to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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.
|Total Population||# 22||73rd|
|Population Density1||# 41||48th|
|Diversity Index2||# 18||78th|
|Median Household Income||# 76||3rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 76||3rd|
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