Laurel, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Laurel, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 17,301 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Laurel, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,301
Population in Households 16,423
Population in Familes 11,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 878
Population Density2 3,211
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $51,716
Average Household Income $60,098
Per Capita Income $26,019


Total Housing Units 7,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,762 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,326 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 356 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $190,439
Average Home Value $201,893


Total Households 7,088
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 3,904
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 0.44%
Households 0.4% 0.45%
Families 0.14% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2018 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 # 74 88th
Population Density # 81 87th
Diversity Index # 64 89th
Median Household Income # 294 51st
Per Capita Income # 332 44th

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