Laurel, Maryland Population 2020

25,541

Laurel is a city located in Prince George's County, Maryland. With a 2020 population of 25,541, it is the 10th largest city in Maryland and the 1499th largest city in the United States. Laurel is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually but its population has increased by 1.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,115 in 2010. Laurel reached it's highest population of 25,944 in 2015. Spanning over 5 miles, Laurel has a population density of 5,305 people per square mile.

The average household income in Laurel is $94,208 with a poverty rate of 8.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,497 per month, and the median house value is $260,000. The median age in Laurel is 35 years, 34 years for males, and 36.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Laurel Md Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 50.97%
  • White: 30.27%
  • Other race: 7.57%
  • Asian: 7.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.68%
  • Native American: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Laurel, Maryland is 25,541, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 25,723. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,115.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American13,16750.97%
White7,81930.27%
Some Other Race1,9557.57%
Asian1,8387.11%
Two or More Races9503.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native1050.41%

Laurel Md Population Pyramid 2020

Laurel Md Median Age

35


Total

34


Male

36.2


Female

Laurel Md Adults

There are 19,599 adults, (2,350 of whom are seniors) in Laurel Md.

Laurel Md Age Dependency

49.8

Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Md Sex Ratio

Female

13,279

51.40%

Male

12,555

48.60%

Laurel Md Households and Families

Laurel Md Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Laurel Md Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.6%38.4%
All45.2%54.8%
Female40.8%59.2%
Male37.4%62.6%
Non Family34.1%65.9%

45.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8002.6245.2
Non Family4,3571.2934.1
Married3,5533.7561.6
Female1,3473.540.8
Male5433.6737.4

3.53

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Laurel Md Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9105.11%
9th to 12th Grade8995.05%
High School Graduate3,60020.23%
Some College3,50419.70%
Associates Degree1,0696.01%
Bachelors Degree4,35624.48%
Graduate Degree3,45319.41%

Laurel Md Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black9,0428,6174,208
White4,8254,5042,206
Hispanic2,3521,552537
Asian1,3681,179791
Other Race1,179733206
Multiple Races396312166
Native American69229

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$49,712$50,502$47,335
Less Than High School$27,933$31,906$16,713
High School Grad$35,511$41,422$26,722
Some College$47,518$50,070$42,402
Bachelors Degree$59,333$64,141$54,612
Graduate Degree$71,087$73,750$69,926

$49,712

Average Earnings

$50,502

Average Male

$47,335

Average Female

Laurel Md Language

Laurel Md Language by Age

Laurel Md Language

69.23% of Laurel Md residents speak only English, while 30.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.74% of the population.

Laurel Md Poverty

Laurel Md Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,1058896.78%
Hispanic4,03650712.56%
White5,9784938.25%
Asian1,82124113.23%
Multiple93915816.83%
Other1,9041276.67%
Native1055350.48%

8.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.43%

Male Poverty Rate

10.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel Md

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel Md is Native, with 50.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel Md is Other, with 6.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.44%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.22%
High School11.33%
Some College4.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.42%
Male Unemployed21.35%
Female Employed5.85%
Male Employed2.40%

Laurel Md Income

Laurel Md Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$75,268$94,208
Families$86,174$108,857
Married Families$101,735-
Non Families$60,664$72,127

Laurel Md Marital Status

Laurel Md Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Laurel Md Married by Age and Sex

Laurel Md Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Laurel Md Marital Status by Race

Laurel Md Veterans

1,330

Number of Veterans

1,147

Male Veterans

183

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War434
First Gulf War372
Vietnam302
Korea89
World War II20
Name Veterans % of Total
White69811.23%
Black5265.31%
Hispanic873.29%
Asian523.60%
2 or More408.60%
Other80.58%
Indian66.19%

$Laurel Md Veterans by Education

4.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Md Employment Status

77%

Labor Force Participation

72.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Laurel Md Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

29.69%

Born in Maryland

71.73%

Native Born

28.27%

Foreign Born

12.41%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

71.73% of Laurel Md residents were born in the United States, with 29.69% having been born in Maryland. 12.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,541-91-0.36%
201925,632-91-0.35%
201825,723-71-0.28%
201725,794-91-0.35%
201625,885-59-0.23%
201525,9441000.39%
201425,8442390.93%
201325,6051970.78%
201225,4081690.67%
201125,2392290.92%
201025,0105,0502.28%
200019,9605220.27%
199019,4387,3354.85%
198012,1031,5781.41%
197010,5252,0222.16%
19608,5034,0216.61%
19504,4821,6594.73%
19402,8232911.09%
19302,5320.00%