Laurel is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 18,230, it is the 22nd largest city in Mississippi and the 1993rd largest city in the United States. Laurel is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -1.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,540 in 2010. Laurel reached it's highest population of 27,889 in 1960. Spanning over 17 miles, Laurel has a population density of 1,123 people per square mile.
The average household income in Laurel is $54,376 with a poverty rate of 29.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $638 per month, and the median house value is $87,300. The median age in Laurel is 36.7 years, 35 years for males, and 38.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.5 males.