Laurel, Delaware Population 2022

4,608
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Laurel is a city located in Sussex County Delaware. Laurel has a 2020 population of 4,608. Laurel is currently growing at a rate of 1.86% annually and its population has increased by 23.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,733 in 2010.

The average household income in Laurel is $45,561 with a poverty rate of 36.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $692 per month, and the median house value is $155,600. The median age in Laurel is 22.9 years, 20.4 years for males, and 24.9 years for females.

Laurel Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laurelwas:

  • Black or African American: 51.38%
  • White: 44.40%
  • Two or more races: 2.11%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Laurel, Delaware is 4,608 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,608.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,733.

Laurel, Delaware Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,91444.40%
Black or African American2,21551.38%
Asian10.02%
Some Other Race902.09%
Two or More Races912.11%
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Laurel Population by Race

Laurel Population Pyramid 2022

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Laurel Median Age

23.7


Total

20.4


Male

24.9


Female

Laurel Adults

There are 2,453 adults, (339 of whom are seniors) in Laurel.

Laurel Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16

Old Age Dependency Ratio

87.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

2,298

53.31%

Male

2,013

46.69%

Laurel Population by Age

Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.4%42.6%
All32%68%
Male25%75%
Female23.1%76.9%
Non Family21.6%78.4%

32.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2613.432
Married3363.2157.4
Male967.525
Female5333.7823.1
Non Family2961.5921.6

3.89

Average Family Size

3.4

Average Household Size

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Laurel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1778.63%
9th to 12th Grade27713.51%
High School Graduate83240.57%
Some College32916.04%
Associates Degree1225.95%
Bachelors Degree22811.12%
Graduate Degree864.19%
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Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White806735207
Black957799107
Asian11
2+ Races2929
Other Race7210
Hispanic25833

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.68%.

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,206$31,678$21,259
Less Than 9th Grade$30,154$30,731$
High School Graduate$24,470$40,938$16,921
Some College$25,781$28,333$22,475
Bachelors Degree$56,615$60,694$40,536
Graduate Degree$48,000$44,453$58,558

$29,206

Average Earnings

$31,678

Average Male

$21,259

Average Female

Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurel Language by Age

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Laurel Language

81.17% of Laurel residents speak only English, while 18.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.06% of the population.

Laurel Language

Laurel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian11100.00%
Multiple915964.84%
Hispanic55721538.60%
White1,41053137.66%
Black2,19571432.53%
Other26NaN%

36.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.46%

Male Poverty Rate

43.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 48.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.05%.

Laurel Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.52%
High School32.45%
Some College16.41%
Bachelors or Greater8.92%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.91%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed38.79%
Female Unemployed23.26%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,313$46,922
Families$43,104$48,593
Married Families$71,516-
Non Families-$33,612
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Income by Household Type

Laurel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurel Married by Age and Sex

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Laurel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Laurel Marital Status by Race

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Laurel Marital Status

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177

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War19
First Gulf War25
Vietnam50
Korea
World War II13

Laurel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3419
35 to 5485
55 to 6424
65 to 7419
75+30

Laurel Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White16314.55%
Black141.14%

Laurel Veterans by Race

Laurel Veterans by Education

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6.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

62.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Laurel Employment by Age

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Laurel Employment by Race

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Laurel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.44%

Born in Laurel

85.94%

Native Born

14.06%

Foreign Born

12.06%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.94% of Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 65.44% having been born in Delaware. 12.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Laurel Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19402,8840.00%
19502,700-184-0.66%
19602,70990.03%
19803,0523430.60%
19903,2261740.56%
20003,6684421.29%
20103,733650.18%
20113,775421.13%
20123,820451.19%
20133,873531.39%
20143,943701.81%
20154,017741.88%
20164,098812.02%
20174,185872.12%
20184,272872.08%
20194,356841.97%
20204,440841.93%
20214,524841.89%
20224,608841.86%

Laurel Population by Year