Laurel, DE 19956 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 19956: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Laurel, DE 19956

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Sussex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 38.552, Longitude -75.57
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 410
  • PO Box Addresses: 242
  • Residential Addresses: 6,075
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 6,075

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Laurel, DE 19956 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,547
Daytime Population: Workers 3,133
Daytime Population: Residents 8,708
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,841
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 16,529
Population in Familes 13,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 165
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $49,456
Average Household Income $62,585
Per Capita Income $23,263


Total Housing Units 6,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,493 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,650 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 598 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $193,902
Average Home Value $231,304


Total Households 6,143
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 4,500
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 1.0% 0.96%
Households 0.9% 0.89%
Families 0.89% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Laurel, DE 19956 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 19956 to the other 65 ZIP Codes 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 68th
Population Density # 55 17th
Diversity Index # 29 57th
Median Household Income # 59 11th
Per Capita Income # 55 17th

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