Laurel, Indiana Population 2021

1,607
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Laurel is a city located in Franklin County Indiana. Laurel has a 2020 population of 1,607. Laurel is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually but its population has decreased by -1.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,629 in 2010. Laurel reached it's highest population of 1,629 in 2010.

The average household income in Laurel is $53,349 with a poverty rate of 25.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $635 per month, and the median house value is $99,100. The median age in Laurel is 37 years, 42.9 years for males, and 30.4 years for females.

Laurel Demographics

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

  • White: 92.97%
  • Two or more races: 5.61%
  • Black or African American: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Laurel, Indiana is 1,607 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,595.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,629.

Laurel, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,64192.97%
Two or More Races995.61%
Black or African American251.42%
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Laurel Population by Race

Laurel Population Pyramid $2021

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Laurel Median Age

37


Total

42.9


Male

30.4


Female

Laurel Adults

There are 1,319 adults, (247 of whom are seniors) in Laurel.

Laurel Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

924

52.35%

Male

841

47.65%

Laurel Population by Age

Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.4%11.6%
All69%31%
Male62.5%37.5%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female28.7%71.3%

69.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6652.6569
Married3523.2188.4
Non Family2101.0953.8
Female874.2328.7
Male162.4462.5

3.3

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Laurel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1059.41%
9th to 12th Grade16514.78%
High School Graduate46141.31%
Some College17015.23%
Associates Degree1059.41%
Bachelors Degree665.91%
Graduate Degree443.94%
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Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.08%.

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,667$37,917$25,313
Less Than 9th Grade$8,938$$8,651
High School Graduate$21,711$28,417$19,922
Some College$50,096$61,161$22,250
Bachelors Degree$28,625$$28,125
Graduate Degree$71,090$$71,154

$28,667

Average Earnings

$37,917

Average Male

$25,313

Average Female

Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurel Language by Age

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Laurel Language

97.77% of Laurel residents speak only English, while 2.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.80% of the population.

Laurel Language

Laurel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,59036522.96%
Multiple998585.86%

25.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.17%

Male Poverty Rate

29.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Multiple, with 85.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel is White, with 22.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.44%.

Laurel Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.70%
High School16.70%
Some College1.09%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed37.23%
Female Employed12.87%
Male Employed3.43%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,453$53,349
Families$46,150$61,000
Married Families$58,281-
Non Families$24,500$32,651
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Income by Household Type

Laurel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Laurel Marital Status by Race

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Laurel Marital Status

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158

Number of Veterans

102

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War94
Second Gulf War27
Vietnam16
Korea11
World War II

Laurel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5492
55 to 6422
75+17
18 to 3415
65 to 7412

Laurel Veterans by Age

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Laurel Veterans by Race

Laurel Veterans by Education

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2.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

13.6%

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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70.48%

Born in Laurel

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 70.48% having been born in Indiana. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Laurel Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,60740.25%
20201,60340.25%
20191,59940.25%
20181,595-1-0.06%
20171,596-8-0.50%
20161,604-13-0.80%
20151,617-4-0.25%
20141,62110.06%
20131,620-5-0.31%
20121,625-2-0.12%
20111,627-2-0.12%
20101,6290.00%

Laurel Population by Year