South Laurel, Maryland Population 2020

28,048

South Laurel is a city located in Maryland. South Laurel has a 2020 population of 28,048. South Laurel is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 7.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,112 in 2010. South Laurel reached it's highest population of 28,048 in 2018.

The average household income in South Laurel is $93,350 with a poverty rate of 8.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,435 per month, and the median house value is $329,200. The median age in South Laurel is 34.4 years, 33.8 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.3 males.

South Laurel Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 59.63%
  • White: 20.62%
  • Other race: 8.97%
  • Asian: 7.80%
  • Two or more races: 2.46%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Laurel, Maryland is 28,048, 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 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American16,72659.63%
White5,78320.62%
Some Other Race2,5168.97%
Asian2,1897.80%
Two or More Races6912.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native1430.51%

South Laurel Population Pyramid 2020

South Laurel Median Age

34.4


Total

33.8


Male

34.8


Female

South Laurel Adults

There are 20,874 adults, (2,524 of whom are seniors) in South Laurel.

South Laurel Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South Laurel Sex Ratio

Female

14,003

49.93%

Male

14,045

50.07%

South Laurel Households and Families

South Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

South Laurel Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married61.3%38.7%
All39.9%60.1%
Female25.6%74.4%
Non Family23.8%76.2%
Male22.6%77.4%

39.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,9142.7939.9
Married4,2063.961.3
Non Family3,7901.2223.8
Female1,4223.3125.6
Male496422.6

3.54

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

South Laurel Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9515.03%
9th to 12th Grade1,2706.72%
High School Graduate3,64019.25%
Some College3,74219.79%
Associates Degree1,2916.83%
Bachelors Degree4,64424.56%
Graduate Degree3,36717.81%

South Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black11,13410,4174,899
White3,2613,1551,743
Hispanic2,6261,430499
Asian1,5781,420810
Other Race1,375666235
Multiple Races43632981
Native American2525

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 53.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,147$50,304$44,946
Less Than High School$25,833$31,241$18,497
High School Grad$29,703$30,319$28,010
Some College$45,531$51,567$37,173
Bachelors Degree$58,874$61,452$53,864
Graduate Degree$77,674$80,500$73,942

$47,147

Average Earnings

$50,304

Average Male

$44,946

Average Female

South Laurel Language

South Laurel Language by Age

South Laurel Language

64.48% of South Laurel residents speak only English, while 35.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.01% of the population.

South Laurel Poverty

South Laurel Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black16,5901,1486.92%
Hispanic4,50379317.61%
Other2,42960224.78%
White3,9041744.46%
Asian2,1851074.90%
Native1176353.85%
Multiple672588.63%

8.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.29%

Male Poverty Rate

9.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Laurel is Native, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Laurel is White, with 4.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.59%
High School11.83%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%
Some College3.43%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.33%
Female Unemployed15.14%
Female Employed5.18%
Male Employed4.41%

South Laurel Income

South Laurel Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$77,661$93,350
Families$90,272$106,255
Married Families$106,773-
Non Families$54,850$64,869

South Laurel Marital Status

South Laurel Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

South Laurel Married by Age and Sex

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

South Laurel Veterans

1,410

Number of Veterans

1,146

Male Veterans

264

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War589
First Gulf War421
Vietnam304
World War II18
Korea14
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54602
55 to 64305
18 to 34211
65 to 74176
75+116
Name Veterans % of Total
Black8577.00%
White48710.33%
Hispanic812.62%
Other392.50%
2 or More275.22%

$South Laurel Veterans by Education

7.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Laurel Employment Status

77.6%

Labor Force Participation

73%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

South Laurel Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

27.78%

Born in Maryland

67.89%

Native Born

32.11%

Foreign Born

17.04%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

67.89% of South Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 27.78% having been born in Maryland. 17.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202028,0480.00%
201928,0480.00%
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%