Laurel, Florida Population 2024

11,563

Laurel is a city located in Sarasota County Florida. Laurel has a 2024 population of 11,563. Laurel is currently declining at a rate of -1.26% annually and its population has decreased by -4.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,153 in 2020.

The average household income in Laurel is $111,922 with a poverty rate of 4.76%. The median age in Laurel is 62.7 years: 61.1 years for males, and 63.6 years for females.

Laurel Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Laurel was:

  • White: 88.06%
  • Two or more races: 4.71%
  • Black or African American: 2.92%
  • Asian: 2.1%
  • Other race: 1.81%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
9.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,273.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.85% (-590)
The current population of Laurel, Florida is 11,563 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,153.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,44288.06%
Two or more races5584.71%
Black or African American3462.92%
Asian2492.1%
Other race2151.81%
Native American480.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Laurel Population by Race

Laurel Population Pyramid 2024

Laurel Median Age

62.7

Total

61.1

Male

63.6

Female

Laurel Adults

There are 10,439 adults, (5,298 of whom are seniors) in Laurel.

Laurel Age Dependency

130.7

Age Dependency Ratio

103.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Sex Ratio

Female5,95950.25%
Male5,89949.75%

Laurel Population by Age

Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8472.0386.813.2
Married3,1882.4594.15.9
Non Family2,1051.2178.421.6
Female3202.9963.836.3
Male2342.2695.74.3

2.47

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

86.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Laurel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1781.78%
Associates Degree9179.18%
Bachelors Degree2,21122.14%
Graduate Degree1,85018.53%
High School Graduate2,83828.42%
Less Than 9th Grade730.73%
Some College1,91819.21%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,0628,8193,806
2+ Races297297114
Black29129162
Asian18017272
Hispanic14714746
Native American48487
Other Race30300

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42%.

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$58,177$77,626$44,917
Graduate Degree$83,774$84,399$74,706
High School Graduate$44,136$51,162$29,878
Less Than 9th Grade$0$75,526$0
Overall$50,637$60,379$41,811
Some College$41,412$53,064$36,447

$50,637

Average Earnings

$60,379

Average Male

$41,811

Average Female

Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Laurel Language

88.82% of Laurel residents speak only English, while 11.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.31% of the population.

Laurel Language

Laurel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,2883423.32%
Asian24912449.8%
Black3463911.27%
Other3030100%
Hispanic287217.32%
Multiple55881.43%

4.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.73%

Male Poverty Rate

5.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Multiple, with 1.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.95%.

Laurel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.29%
High School6.27%
Some College3.56%
Bachelors or Greater1.75%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed6.31%
Male Employed1.13%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$97,451$129,071
Households$84,095$111,922
Married Families$97,788$-999,999,999
Non Families$45,984$80,998

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Laurel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.8%

Male Marriage Rate

58.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Laurel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,235

Number of Veterans

1,228

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam532
First Gulf War276
Korea126
Second Gulf War93
World War II0

Laurel Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+569
65 to 74323
35 to 54239
55 to 64104
18 to 340

Laurel Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,06611.23%
2+ Races6018.87%
Asian5220.88%
Native American3470.83%
Hispanic2711.02%
Black237.69%

Laurel Veterans by Race

Laurel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.1%

Labor Force Participation

42.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Laurel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Laurel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Laurel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

15.9%

Born in Laurel

89.77%

Native Born

10.23%

Foreign Born

4.22%

Non Citizen

6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.77% of Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 15.9% having been born in Florida. 4.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Laurel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202411,563-147-1.26%
202311,710-148-1.25%
202211,8585955.28%
202111,263-890-7.32%
202012,1532,63527.68%
20199,518410.43%
20189,4771942.09%
20179,283480.52%
20169,235-155-1.65%
20159,3905025.65%
20148,8882713.14%
20138,6174435.42%
20128,174-58-0.7%
20118,232610.75%
20108,17100%

Laurel Population by Year