Laurel, Virginia Population 2021

17,535
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Laurel is a city located in Virginia. Laurel has a 2020 population of 17,535. Laurel is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,713 in 2010. Laurel reached it's highest population of 17,535 in 2019.

The average household income in Laurel is $69,676 with a poverty rate of 9.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,188 per month, and the median house value is $195,900. The median age in Laurel is 34.3 years, 34.2 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Laurel Demographics

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

  • White: 53.88%
  • Black or African American: 30.11%
  • Asian: 7.19%
  • Other race: 4.31%
  • Two or more races: 4.21%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Laurel, Virginia is 17,535 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 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,44853.88%
Black or African American5,27930.11%
Asian1,2607.19%
Some Other Race7554.31%
Two or More Races7384.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander140.08%
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Laurel Population by Race

Laurel Population Pyramid $2021

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Laurel Median Age

34.3


Total

34.2


Male

34.5


Female

Laurel Adults

There are 13,773 adults, (1,856 of whom are seniors) in Laurel.

Laurel Age Dependency

47.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

9,321

53.16%

Male

8,214

46.84%

Laurel Population by Age

Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.6%32.4%
All49.4%50.6%
Non Family42%58%
Male34.9%65.1%
Female29.4%70.6%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Laurel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8252.4549.4
Non Family3,0051.3942
Married2,5193.3467.6
Female8803.1929.4
Male4213.2134.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Laurel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5444.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,0018.25%
High School Graduate3,04825.12%
Some College2,63121.68%
Associates Degree1,1339.34%
Bachelors Degree2,38119.62%
Graduate Degree1,39711.51%
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Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,1435,6692,247
Black3,8413,390936
Hispanic1,016737242
Asian950624231
Other Race45333880
2+ Races250235143
Native American282815
Islander1414

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 2+ races people with a rate of 57.20%.

Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,220$37,639$31,929
Less Than 9th Grade$30,218$32,172$14,886
High School Graduate$30,914$37,500$29,931
Some College$31,190$32,047$29,981
Bachelors Degree$50,348$51,616$45,701
Graduate Degree$57,347$69,950$55,739

$34,220

Average Earnings

$37,639

Average Male

$31,929

Average Female

Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

Laurel Language by Age

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Laurel Language

77.23% of Laurel residents speak only English, while 22.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.32% of the population.

Laurel Language

Laurel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,2125516.71%
Black4,7084068.62%
Hispanic1,91540621.20%
Asian1,26016813.33%
Other73714019.00%
Multiple719425.84%

9.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.20%

Male Poverty Rate

10.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Hispanic, with 21.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Laurel is Multiple, with 5.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.17%.

Laurel Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College9.18%
High School8.08%
Less Than 9th Grade7.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.90%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed16.39%
Male Unemployed6.70%
Female Employed6.38%
Male Employed5.28%

Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Laurel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,126$69,676
Families$70,745$82,212
Married Families$88,207-
Non Families$43,646$51,508
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Income by Household Type

Laurel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

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 35-44.

Laurel Marital Status by Race

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Laurel Marital Status

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939

Number of Veterans

812

Male Veterans

127

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War333
Vietnam230
First Gulf War210
Korea33
World War II12

Laurel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54326
55 to 64170
18 to 34161
75+143
65 to 74139

Laurel Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5867.87%
Black3007.06%
2+ Races4310.57%
Hispanic100.81%
Native American1024.39%

Laurel Veterans by Race

Laurel Veterans by Education

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6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Laurel Veterans by Education

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74%

Labor Force Participation

70.7%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Laurel Employment by Age

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Laurel Employment by Race

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Laurel Employment by Education

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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55.12%

Born in Laurel

83.99%

Native Born

16.01%

Foreign Born

9.09%

Non Citizen

6.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

83.99% of Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 55.12% having been born in Virginia. 9.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Laurel Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,5350.00%
202017,5350.00%
201917,535650.37%
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%

Laurel Population by Year