Laurel, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Laurel, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 17,285 as of July 1, 2016. Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 37.6361 and longitude -77.507 in Henrico County. The formal boundaries for the Laurel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Henrico County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Laurel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390037) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel: Hungary Station, Jenningsville School.


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Laurel, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 17,285
Population in Households 16,446
Population in Familes 11,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 839
Population Density1 3,208
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,068
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,920
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,506 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,878 (51.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,190 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 438 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $187,174
Average Home Value $196,758
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,086
Average Household Income $56,842
Per Capita Income $24,575
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.69%
Households 0.48% 0.67%
Families 0.26% 0.5%
Median Household Income   -1.06%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laurel, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 72 88th
Population Density1 # 82 86th
Diversity Index2 # 63 90th
Median Household Income # 284 52nd
Per Capita Income # 321 46th

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