Laurel is a city located in Jones County Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 18,116, it is the 22nd largest city in Mississippi and the 2008th largest city in the United States . Laurel is currently declining at a rate of -0.61% annually and its population has decreased by -2.29% 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 1,116 people per square mile.
The average household income in Laurel is $51,821 with a poverty rate of 31.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $85,800. The median age in Laurel is 37.2 years, 35.9 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.