Laurel, Virginia Population 2020

17,470
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Laurel is a city located in Virginia. Laurel has a 2020 population of 17,470. Laurel is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,713 in 2010. Laurel reached it's highest population of 17,470 in 2018.

The average household income in Laurel is $68,692 with a poverty rate of 9.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,172 per month, and the median house value is $179,300. The median age in Laurel is 34.4 years, 34 years for males, and 35.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.1 males.

Laurel Demographics

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

  • White: 55.08%
  • Black or African American: 29.72%
  • Asian: 7.09%
  • Other race: 3.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.85%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Laurel, Virginia is 17,470, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,470.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,713.

Laurel, Virginia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,62255.08%
Black or African American5,19229.72%
Asian1,2387.09%
Some Other Race6893.94%
Two or More Races6733.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native480.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.05%
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Laurel Population Pyramid 2020

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Laurel Median Age

34.4


Total

34


Male

35.2


Female

Laurel Adults

There are 13,821 adults, (1,974 of whom are seniors) in Laurel.

Laurel Age Dependency

47.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

9,389

53.74%

Male

8,081

46.26%

Laurel Households and Families

Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.7%32.3%
All50.4%49.6%
Male46.5%53.5%
Non Family45.7%54.3%
Female24.5%75.5%

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7262.4950.4
Non Family2,9401.3745.7
Married2,3483.467.7
Female9543.3524.5
Male4843.246.5

3.28

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Laurel Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6575.44%
9th to 12th Grade8567.09%
High School Graduate2,97224.63%
Some College2,81523.32%
Associates Degree1,0568.75%
Bachelors Degree2,39719.86%
Graduate Degree1,31610.90%
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Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,3095,8362,192
Black3,6813,2841,001
Hispanic992685211
Asian889558189
Other Race40626767
Multiple Races235230130
Native American373721
Islander88

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 56.76%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,536$34,994$31,534
Less Than High School$26,969$28,868$16,637
High School Grad$27,325$30,313$25,813
Some College$31,098$32,174$30,165
Bachelors Degree$43,775$44,352$43,112
Graduate Degree$58,849$68,625$57,756

$33,536

Average Earnings

$34,994

Average Male

$31,534

Average Female

Laurel Language

Laurel Language by Age

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Laurel Language

76.27% of Laurel residents speak only English, while 23.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.94% of the population.

Laurel Poverty

Laurel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2045396.57%
Hispanic2,04349924.42%
Black4,6663297.05%
Other68316524.16%
Asian1,23814711.87%
Multiple642324.98%

9.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.82%

Male Poverty Rate

10.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Hispanic, with 24.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Multiple, with 4.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.60%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School9.61%
Some College8.36%
High School5.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.25%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed14.73%
Male Unemployed8.41%
Female Employed6.17%
Male Employed4.65%

Laurel Income

Laurel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,765$68,692
Families$70,786$78,937
Married Families$81,280-
Non Families$45,086$53,425
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Laurel Marital Status

Laurel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Laurel Marital Status by Race

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Laurel Veterans

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1,054

Number of Veterans

936

Male Veterans

118

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War378
Vietnam259
First Gulf War195
Korea46
World War II19
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54321
18 to 34253
75+188
65 to 74182
55 to 64110
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5467.17%
Black43910.35%
2 or More5514.51%
Hispanic141.17%
Indian1429.17%

Laurel Veterans by Education

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3.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Employment Status

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74.6%

Labor Force Participation

70.8%

Employment Rate

5%

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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55.29%

Born in Virginia

83.73%

Native Born

16.27%

Foreign Born

9.30%

Non Citizen

6.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.73% of Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 55.29% having been born in Virginia. 9.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,4700.00%
201917,4700.00%
201817,4702941.71%
201717,1764202.51%
201616,7561380.83%
201516,6184953.07%
201416,1233192.02%
201315,804-608-3.70%
201216,4123882.42%
201116,024-689-4.12%
201016,7130.00%