Laurel, DE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Laurel had a population of 3,930 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel: Laurel Town.

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


Total Population 3,930
Population in Households 3,923
Population in Familes 3,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,362
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 1,340
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 946
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 794 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 545 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 203 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $159,439
Average Home Value $183,785


Median Household Income $39,123
Average Household Income $52,574
Per Capita Income $19,080
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.47%
Households 0.67% 0.39%
Families 0.13% 0.36%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laurel, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware 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 # 22 73rd
Population Density1 # 41 48th
Diversity Index2 # 18 78th
Median Household Income # 75 4th
Per Capita Income # 74 5th

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