South Laurel, Maryland Population 2024

28,427

South Laurel is a city located in Prince George's County Maryland. South Laurel has a 2024 population of 28,427. South Laurel is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 3.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,593 in 2020.

The average household income in South Laurel is $106,993 with a poverty rate of 10.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in South Laurel is 35.6 years, 35.8 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

South Laurel Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.45%
  • White: 15.18%
  • Other race: 10.33%
  • Asian: 5.35%
  • Two or more races: 5.3%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,522.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.02% (834)
The current population of South Laurel, Maryland is 28,427 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 27,593.

South Laurel, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American18,03863.45%
White4,31615.18%
Other race2,93610.33%
Asian1,5225.35%
Two or more races1,5075.3%
Native American1080.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

South Laurel Population by Race

South Laurel Population Pyramid 2024

South Laurel Median Age

35.6

Total

35.8

Male

35.5

Female

South Laurel Adults

There are 21,509 adults, (3,172 of whom are seniors) in South Laurel.

South Laurel Age Dependency

55

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

South Laurel Sex Ratio

Female15,05952.97%
Male13,36847.03%

South Laurel Population by Age

South Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,8232.5940.159.9
Non Family4,1051.3623.276.8
Married3,8833.368.231.8
Female2,3023.4425.774.3
Male5333.2228.571.5
showing: 5 rows

3.21

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

40.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

South Laurel Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

South Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.29%.

South Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,059

Average Earnings

$60,099

Average Male

$51,203

Average Female

South Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Laurel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

South Laurel Language

69.74% of South Laurel residents speak only English, while 30.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.44% of the population.

South Laurel Language

South Laurel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black17,8632,02711.35%
Hispanic3,95842610.76%
Other2,72938314.03%
White3,4732978.55%
Asian1,5101238.15%
Multiple1,486302.02%
Native732128.77%
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10.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.32%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Laurel is Native, with 28.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Laurel is Multiple, with 2.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.59%.

South Laurel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.09%
Some College8.72%
High School8.1%
Bachelors or Greater6.68%
showing: 4 rows

South Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.97%
Male Unemployed24.67%
Female Employed4.67%
Male Employed4.21%
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South Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Laurel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

South Laurel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.1%

Female Marriage Rate

South Laurel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

South 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 55-64.

South Laurel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

South Laurel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,270

Number of Veterans

1,005

Male Veterans

265

Female Veterans

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South Laurel Veterans by War

count

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South Laurel Veterans by Age

count

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South Laurel Veterans by Race

South Laurel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Laurel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

75.4%

Labor Force Participation

70.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

South Laurel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

South Laurel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

South Laurel Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

29.22%

Born in South Laurel

70.34%

Native Born

29.66%

Foreign Born

13.48%

Non Citizen

16.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.34% of South Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 29.22% having been born in Maryland. 13.48% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202428,427
202328,427
202228,4274291.53%
202127,9984051.47%
202027,593-1,090-3.8%
201928,6836352.26%
201828,0489553.52%
201727,0931410.52%
201626,9525582.11%
201526,3947612.97%
201425,6331990.78%
201325,4342270.9%
201225,207-139-0.55%
201125,346-766-2.93%
201026,112
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South Laurel Population by Year