South Laurel, Maryland Population 2021

28,683
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South Laurel is a city located in Maryland. South Laurel has a 2020 population of 28,683. South Laurel is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 9.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,112 in 2010. South Laurel reached it's highest population of 28,683 in 2019.

The average household income in South Laurel is $95,709 with a poverty rate of 6.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,506 per month, and the median house value is $343,500. The median age in South Laurel is 34.1 years, 33.4 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

South Laurel Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.32%
  • White: 18.62%
  • Other race: 9.08%
  • Asian: 6.10%
  • Two or more races: 2.45%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Laurel, Maryland is 28,683 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,048.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,112.

South Laurel, Maryland Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American18,16163.32%
White5,34218.62%
Some Other Race2,6039.08%
Asian1,7516.10%
Two or More Races7022.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native1240.43%
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South Laurel Population by Race

South Laurel Population Pyramid $2021

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South Laurel Median Age

34.1


Total

33.4


Male

34.8


Female

South Laurel Adults

There are 21,206 adults, (2,815 of whom are seniors) in South Laurel.

South Laurel Age Dependency

56

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

South Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

14,671

51.15%

Male

14,012

48.85%

South Laurel Population by Age

South Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.2%35.8%
All40%60%
Female24%76%
Non Family22.3%77.7%
Male20.7%79.3%

40.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Laurel Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1192.840
Married4,2343.9164.2
Non Family3,6921.2422.3
Female1,6623.1324
Male5313.7920.7

3.51

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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South Laurel Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7684.04%
9th to 12th Grade1,2036.32%
High School Graduate3,72819.59%
Some College3,71919.54%
Associates Degree1,4287.50%
Bachelors Degree4,68724.63%
Graduate Degree3,49818.38%
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South Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black11,62011,0395,233
White3,1773,0861,701
Hispanic2,5371,500533
Other Race1,523905287
Asian1,3891,195679
2+ Races44332875
Native American2222

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 white people with a rate of 53.54%.

South Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,489$53,435$42,967
Less Than 9th Grade$28,367$31,378$18,843
High School Graduate$31,481$36,334$24,393
Some College$42,182$50,417$37,144
Bachelors Degree$54,507$65,083$50,993
Graduate Degree$77,954$85,347$72,198

$46,489

Average Earnings

$53,435

Average Male

$42,967

Average Female

South Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Laurel Language by Age

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South Laurel Language

66.87% of South Laurel residents speak only English, while 33.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.18% of the population.

South Laurel Language

South Laurel Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black18,0431,0826.00%
Hispanic4,29950211.68%
Other2,60127210.46%
White3,8232175.68%
Asian1,7351156.63%
Native1025755.88%
Multiple689537.69%

6.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.79%

Male Poverty Rate

8.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Laurel is Native, with 55.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Laurel is White, with 5.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.12%.

South Laurel Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.23%
High School10.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.85%
Some College3.79%

South Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed16.46%
Female Unemployed15.18%
Female Employed3.66%
Male Employed3.38%

South Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Laurel Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,227$95,709
Families$89,331$108,288
Married Families$108,547-
Non Families$54,061$65,381
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Income by Household Type

South Laurel Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

South Laurel Married by Age and Sex

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South Laurel Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Laurel Marital Status by Race

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South Laurel Marital Status

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1,307

Number of Veterans

1,047

Male Veterans

260

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War543
First Gulf War400
Vietnam285
Korea7
World War II5

South Laurel Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54555
55 to 64310
65 to 74177
18 to 34164
75+101

South Laurel Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black7856.03%
White45510.62%
Hispanic792.66%
Other Race412.31%
2+ Races265.17%

South Laurel Veterans by Race

South Laurel Veterans by Education

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7.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Laurel Veterans by Education

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77%

Labor Force Participation

71.9%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

South Laurel Employment by Age

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South Laurel Employment by Race

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South 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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28.95%

Born in South Laurel

68.93%

Native Born

31.07%

Foreign Born

16.46%

Non Citizen

14.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.93% of South Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 28.95% having been born in Maryland. 16.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

South Laurel Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,6830.00%
202028,6830.00%
201928,6836352.26%
201828,0489553.52%
201727,0931410.52%
201626,9525582.11%
201526,3947612.97%
201425,6331990.78%
201325,4342270.90%
201225,207-139-0.55%
201125,346-766-2.93%
201026,1120.00%

South Laurel Population by Year