Laurel, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 17,368 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Laurel, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,368
Daytime Population: Workers 12,302
Daytime Population: Residents 7,691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,993
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 16,529
Population in Familes 11,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 839
Population Density2 3,223
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $50,408
Average Household Income $57,722
Per Capita Income $24,992


Total Housing Units 7,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,823 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,298 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $187,549
Average Home Value $198,384


Total Households 7,121
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 3,926
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.53% 0.65%
Households 0.52% 0.65%
Families 0.24% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

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, 2017 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 # 73 88th
Population Density # 81 87th
Diversity Index # 63 89th
Median Household Income # 303 49th
Per Capita Income # 333 44th

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