West Laurel, Maryland Population 2024

4,332

West Laurel is a city located in Prince George's County Maryland. West Laurel has a 2024 population of 4,332. West Laurel is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 3.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,171 in 2020.

The average household income in West Laurel is $163,548 with a poverty rate of 3.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Laurel is 42 years, 41.6 years for males, and 45.5 years for females.

West Laurel Demographics

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

  • White: 44.78%
  • Two or more races: 20.87%
  • Black or African American: 13.83%
  • Asian: 11.22%
  • Other race: 9.3%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,913.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.86% (161)
The current population of West Laurel, Maryland is 4,332 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,171.

West Laurel, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,94044.78%
Two or more races90420.87%
Black or African American59913.83%
Asian48611.22%
Other race4039.3%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Laurel Population by Race

West Laurel Population Pyramid 2024

West Laurel Median Age

42

Total

41.6

Male

45.5

Female

West Laurel Adults

There are 3,334 adults, (665 of whom are seniors) in West Laurel.

West Laurel Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Child Dependency Ratio

West Laurel Sex Ratio

Female2,05947.53%
Male2,27352.47%

West Laurel Population by Age

West Laurel Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5132.8497.42.6
Married1,0103.0396.13.9
Non Family2941.41000
Female1293.871000
Male804.051000
showing: 5 rows

3.12

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

97.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West 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

West Laurel Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 61.52%.

West Laurel Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$71,961

Average Earnings

$74,375

Average Male

$64,911

Average Female

West Laurel Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Laurel Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Laurel Language

70.92% of West Laurel residents speak only English, while 29.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.99% of the population.

West Laurel Language

West Laurel Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,810925.08%
Hispanic685618.91%
Multiple904515.64%
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3.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.2%

Male Poverty Rate

2.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Laurel

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Laurel is Hispanic, with 8.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Laurel is White, with 5.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.09%.

West Laurel Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.25%
Some College3.17%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%
Less Than 9th Grade
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West Laurel Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.05%
Male Employed0.68%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

West Laurel Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Laurel Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Laurel Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.8%

Male Marriage Rate

62.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West Laurel Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West 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.

West Laurel Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Laurel Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

320

Number of Veterans

287

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

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West Laurel Veterans by War

count

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West Laurel Veterans by Age

count

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West Laurel Veterans by Race

West Laurel Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Laurel Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.1%

Labor Force Participation

70.1%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

West Laurel Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Laurel Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West 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

36.33%

Born in West Laurel

76.96%

Native Born

23.04%

Foreign Born

6.09%

Non Citizen

16.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.96% of West Laurel residents were born in the United States, with 36.33% having been born in Maryland. 6.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Laurel Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,332
20234,332
20224,332-295-6.38%
20214,62745610.93%
20204,171-212-4.84%
20194,383912.12%
20184,292-49-1.13%
20174,341320.74%
20164,309-79-1.8%
20154,38830.07%
20144,385-223-4.84%
20134,608721.59%
20124,536260.58%
20114,5102806.62%
20104,230
showing: 15 rows

West Laurel Population by Year