Laurel, Mississippi Population 2020

18,230
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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.

Laurel Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 61.87%
  • White: 35.23%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.28%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Laurel, Mississippi is 18,230, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 18,478.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,540.

Laurel, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202084,931210.02%
201984,910210.02%
201884,889210.02%
201784,868-175-0.21%
201685,043-135-0.16%
201585,1782420.28%
201484,936-516-0.61%
201385,4524710.55%
201284,9812040.24%
201184,777-37-0.04%
201084,8140.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,51361.87%
White6,55635.23%
Some Other Race2481.33%
Two or More Races2391.28%
Asian510.27%
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Laurel Population Pyramid 2020

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Laurel Median Age

36.7


Total

35


Male

38.7


Female

Laurel Adults

There are 13,880 adults, (3,005 of whom are seniors) in Laurel.

Laurel Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

9,280

49.87%

Male

9,327

50.13%

Laurel Households and Families

Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
Male67%33%
All62.1%37.9%
Non Family55.1%44.9%
Female48.1%51.9%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8332.6762.1
Non Family2,5771.2655.1
Married2,2163.5379.6
Female1,6193.4548.1
Male4213.7167

3.39

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Laurel Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1419.26%
9th to 12th Grade1,49212.10%
High School Graduate3,34527.14%
Some College2,50420.31%
Associates Degree1,0988.91%
Bachelors Degree1,62813.21%
Graduate Degree1,1199.08%
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Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black6,8645,269827
White4,4943,9811,753
Hispanic81729267
Other Race11458
Multiple Races636349
Asian515151

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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,332$34,279$19,737
Less Than High School$15,794$26,321$11,206
High School Grad$22,206$28,986$18,588
Some College$24,578$30,429$17,785
Bachelors Degree$46,070$53,693$31,581
Graduate Degree$62,822$130,600$41,446

$27,332

Average Earnings

$34,279

Average Male

$19,737

Average Female

Laurel Language

Laurel Language by Age

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Laurel Language

94.54% of Laurel residents speak only English, while 5.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.75% of the population.

Laurel Poverty

Laurel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,4364,35938.12%
White5,42860711.18%
Hispanic1,07543240.19%
Other24819076.61%
Multiple2393916.32%

29.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.87%

Male Poverty Rate

35.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Other, with 76.61% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel is White, with 11.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.19%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.58%
High School27.61%
Some College21.53%
Bachelors or Greater5.66%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed62.60%
Female Employed21.88%
Male Unemployed18.55%
Male Employed7.18%

Laurel Income

Laurel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,940$54,376
Families$43,338$60,959
Married Families$65,854-
Non Families$20,830$38,707
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Laurel Marital Status

Laurel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Laurel Marital Status by Race

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Laurel Veterans

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1,117

Number of Veterans

1,032

Male Veterans

85

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam397
First Gulf War300
Second Gulf War168
Korea79
World War II31
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54311
75+306
65 to 74264
55 to 64144
18 to 3492
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5469.90%
Black5406.64%
2 or More3149.21%

Laurel Veterans by Education

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12.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Employment Status

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59.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

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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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75.73%

Born in Mississippi

94.65%

Native Born

5.35%

Foreign Born

4.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.65% of Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 75.73% having been born in Mississippi. 4.48% 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
202018,230-124-0.68%
201918,354-124-0.67%
201818,478-21-0.11%
201718,499-124-0.67%
201618,623-79-0.42%
201518,702-19-0.10%
201418,721-37-0.20%
201318,758550.29%
201218,7032011.09%
201118,502-35-0.19%
201018,5371440.08%
200018,393-434-0.23%
199018,827-3,070-1.50%
198021,897-2,248-0.97%
197024,145-3,744-1.43%
196027,8892,8511.08%
195025,0384,4401.97%
194020,5982,5811.35%
193018,0174,9803.29%
192013,0374,5724.41%
19108,4655,27210.24%
19003,1930.00%