Laurel, Delaware

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Population in 2017: 4,320 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.8%
 
Males: 1,935  (44.8%)
Females: 2,385  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

26.4 years
Delaware median age:

40.1 years

Zip codes: 19956.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,773 (it was $28,321 in 2000)
Laurel:

$44,773
DE:

$62,852

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,233 (it was $13,594 in 2000)

Laurel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $219,330 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Laurel:

$219,330
DE:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $202,008; detached houses: $199,279; townhouses or other attached units: $184,566

Median gross rent in 2017: $760.

March 2019 cost of living index in Laurel: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.1%
(25.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 59.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Laurel, DE (2010)
    • 1,67745.2%White alone
    • 1,48640.1%Black alone
    • 3298.9%Hispanic
    • 1634.4%Two or more races
    • 340.9%Asian alone
    • 140.4%American Indian alone
    • 30.08%Other race alone
    • 20.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Laurel detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists, there were 102 registered sex offenders living in Laurel, Delaware as of January 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Laurel is 41 to 1.


Crime rates in Laurel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(181.6)
5
(129.3)
8
(208.2)
2
(51.4)
4
(99.8)
5
(122.3)
3
(80.1)
3
(78.7)
2
(51.6)
4
(101.0)
1
(24.7)
6
(144.6)
3
(70.8)
2
(45.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(207.6)
11
(284.5)
22
(572.6)
24
(616.8)
19
(473.9)
18
(440.4)
16
(427.1)
10
(262.5)
20
(516.4)
16
(404.0)
12
(296.2)
6
(144.6)
12
(283.2)
10
(227.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(622.7)
53
(1,371)
42
(1,093)
42
(1,079)
36
(898.0)
46
(1,126)
29
(774.2)
31
(813.6)
32
(826.2)
43
(1,086)
31
(765.2)
35
(843.4)
39
(920.2)
31
(705.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
53
(1,375)
43
(1,112)
26
(676.7)
51
(1,311)
68
(1,696)
74
(1,811)
66
(1,762)
72
(1,890)
60
(1,549)
64
(1,616)
75
(1,851)
42
(1,012)
38
(896.6)
33
(751.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
124
(3,217)
149
(3,853)
138
(3,592)
157
(4,035)
139
(3,467)
174
(4,257)
162
(4,325)
159
(4,173)
130
(3,357)
162
(4,091)
139
(3,431)
122
(2,940)
132
(3,115)
144
(3,277)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(77.8)
15
(387.9)
10
(260.3)
8
(205.6)
2
(49.9)
6
(146.8)
8
(213.6)
7
(183.7)
5
(129.1)
5
(126.3)
3
(74.1)
3
(72.3)
10
(236.0)
3
(68.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(25.9)
1
(26.0)
1
(25.7)
1
(24.9)
2
(48.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)563.3725.9768.9711.6663.0763.9660.4618.4614.5706.1534.4521.9531.9434.9

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City-data.com crime index in Laurel, DE

Crime rate in Laurel detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Delaware average:

2.35
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Ancestries: English (9.3%), Haitian (7.1%), American (5.5%), Italian (3.3%), Irish (1.7%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.66 square miles.

Population density: 2,610 people per square mile   (average).

Laurel, Delaware map

319 residents are foreign born (7.5% Latin America).

This town:

7.5%
Delaware:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $932 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $653 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bowie, MD (69.2 miles , pop. 50,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (76.5 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (102.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bethel, DE (1.6 miles),
Blades, DE (2.4 miles ),
Seaford, DE (2.5 miles ),
Delmar, DE (2.6 miles ),
Delmar, MD (2.7 miles ),
Galestown, MD (2.8 miles),
Sharptown, MD (2.8 miles ),
District 10, Sharptown, MD (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.56 N, Longitude: 75.57 W

Area code: 302

Distribution of median household income in Laurel, DE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Laurel, DE in 2017

Property values in Laurel, DE

Laurel satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Delaware:

3.2%
Historical population in Laurel, DE
Historical housing units in Laurel, DE

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in Laurel, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (29.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Food (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
Most common occupations in Laurel, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Laurel, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Laurel, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.0. This is about average.

City:

68.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.59
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00401. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00401
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Laurel-area historical tornado activity is below Delaware state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Laurel town center caused $150,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 50.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 122 people and caused $124 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurel-area historical earthquake activity is near Delaware state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.1 miles away from Laurel center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 326.2 miles away from Laurel center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 285.6 miles away from Laurel center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 378.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Laurel:

  • METHODIST MANOR HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • LOFLAND PARK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • SEAFORD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • DELMAR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DELMAR, DE)
  • DEERS HEAD CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)
  • COASTAL HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; SALISBURY, MD)

Airports located in Laurel:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 14 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,159)
  • Wor-Wic Community College (about 14 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 2,256)
  • Salisbury University (about 15 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 8,375)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 25 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,902)
  • Delaware State University (about 44 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 45 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 58 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 5,681)

Public high schools in Laurel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurel:

Private elementary/middle school in Laurel:

  • EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 14511 SYCAMORE RD, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Laurel:

  • LAUREL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $421,830; Location: 101 EAST FOURTH STREET; 51,121 books; 1,226 audio materials; 3,314 video materials; 36 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 132 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Laurel: Mumford Manor (A), Laurel Fire Department Incorporated (B), Laurel Police Department (C), Laurel Town Hall (D), Laurel Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurel include: United Deliverance Bible Center (A), Centenary United Methodist Church (B), New Zion United Methodist Church (C), Woodland United Methodist Church (D), Saint Phillips Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: New Mount Zion Methodist Cemetery (1), Odd Fellows Cemetery (2), Laurel Hill Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cooper Branch (A), Rossakatum Branch (B), Little Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: The Laurel Historical Society Inc (Museums; 502 East 4th Street).

Courts: Laurel Town - Alderman's Court No 35 (Poplar Street), Townes At Laurel Court (1107 Laurel Court).

Birthplace of: Nathaniel Mitchell - Politician, John A. Nicholson - Politician, Richard R. Kenney - Politician, William B. Cooper - Politician, William H. Boyce - Politician, William H. H. Ross - Farmer.

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laurel and their reported violations in the past:

LAUREL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3,668, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2013)
LAUREL VILLAGE MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 918, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-02-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-13-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2011)
SAND HILL ACRES (Population served: 384, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-22-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2006), St Public Notif issued (JAN-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2006)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
SHADY ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 381, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JAN-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-01-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2011 and DEC-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-08-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-12-2006), St Public Notif issued (JAN-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2006)
COLONIAL ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-15-2010), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
ROYAL FARMS 114 - LAUREL (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2009)
UPCOUNTRY MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITY (Population served: 65, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-12-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-12-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2011), St Public Notif requested (2 times from FEB-14-2011 to MAR-19-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-19-2012)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2011), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013)
  • Water Quality Parameter M/R - Between JUL-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2009), Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2013)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Laurel that have no violations reported:

  • TRAP POND STATE PARK SYSTEM 2 (Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAP POND STATE PARK SYSTEM 3 (Population served: 1,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW MARKET VILLAGE (Population served: 321, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAP POND STATE PARK SYSTEM 4 (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAUREL OASIS RESTAURANT (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOVE CREEK PARK (Population served: 210, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.9 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.4%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

10.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households
5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Banks with branches in Laurel (2011 data):

  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Laurel Branch at 101 West Market Street, branch established on 1898/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • The Bank of Delmarva: Laurel Branch at Market And Delaware Avenue, branch established on 1959/08/17. Info updated 2009/01/14: Bank assets: $440.9 mil, Deposits: $380.8 mil, headquarters in Seaford, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Delmar Bancorp
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Laurel Branch at 30204 Sussex Highway, branch established on 1980/08/28. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • County Bank: Laurel Branch at 1122 South Central Avenue, branch established on 2000/01/25. Info updated 2012/02/23: Bank assets: $333.1 mil, Deposits: $294.9 mil, headquarters in Rehoboth Beach, DE, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Cb Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Laurel:

Marital status in Laurel, DE
  • Never married: 42.9%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

For population 25 years and over in Laurel:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Delaware average:

11.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Laurel
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurel, DE (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic27,6817
Mainline Protestant23,803107
Evangelical Protestant16,640115
Black Protestant2,91421
Other6558
Orthodox2202
None125,232-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Sussex County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Sussex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 85
Sussex County:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 236
Here:

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

10.9%
State:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

28.9%
State:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.2%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.7%
Delaware:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
Delaware:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Laurel:

22.3%
Delaware:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.1%
Delaware:

10.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.9%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Laurel:

52.0%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.8%
Delaware:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Laurel, DE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$66,986$53,5890$0
Financial Administration 4$13,435$40,3050$0
Water Supply 4$13,909$41,7270$0
Streets and Highways 3$8,189$32,7560$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,414$38,4841$2,053
Sewerage 2$7,644$45,8640$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,863$46,3560$0
Police - Other 1$3,098$37,1760$0
Totals for Government 32$123,538$46,3271$2,053

Laurel government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,517,000 ($351.16)
    Police Protection: $1,332,000 ($308.33)
    Water Utilities: $621,000 ($143.75)
    Regular Highways: $495,000 ($114.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $353,000 ($81.71)
    General - Other: $284,000 ($65.74)
    Central Staff Services: $264,000 ($61.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $64,000 ($14.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($6.25)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($3.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($3.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $623,000 ($144.21)
    Water Utilities: $244,000 ($56.48)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($21.30)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($2.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,714,000 ($396.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($40.28)

Laurel government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,432,000 ($331.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $453,000 ($104.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $238,000 ($55.09)
    Rents: $144,000 ($33.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $113,000 ($26.16)
    Special Assessments: $88,000 ($20.37)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.46)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $539,000 ($124.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $340,000 ($78.70)
    Sewerage: $261,000 ($60.42)
    Water Utilities: $67,000 ($15.51)
    Other: $48,000 ($11.11)
    Highways: $45,000 ($10.42)
  • Tax - Property: $1,096,000 ($253.70)
    Other License: $198,000 ($45.83)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $54,000 ($12.50)
    Public Utilities Sales: $45,000 ($10.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $30,000 ($6.94)

Laurel government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,143,000 ($1653.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,648,000 ($1538.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $495,000 ($114.58)

Laurel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $618,000 ($143.06)

6.81% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($546 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.05%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Kent County, DE  0.86% ($39,974 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.54% ($87,246)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($48,416)


4.46% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,221 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($608 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.78% ($33,254 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.38% ($47,441)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.34% ($29,498)
Businesses in Laurel, DE
NameCountNameCount
Curves1La-Z-Boy1
Domino's Pizza1Lane Furniture1
Dunkin Donuts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
Kincaid1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurel:

  • WTGM (960 AM; 10 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJWK (1280 AM; 1 kW; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJDY (1470 AM; 5 kW; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WPGC (1580 AM; 50 kW; MORNINGSIDE, MD; Owner: INFINITY WPGC(AM), INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurel:

  • WKDB (95.3 FM; LAUREL, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WGBG (98.5 FM; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WLVW-FM (105.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZBH (93.5 FM; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WQHQ (104.7 FM; OCEAN CITY-SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAI (100.9 FM; HURLOCK, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WICO-FM (97.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)
  • WZEB (101.7 FM; OCEAN VIEW, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • W204AY (88.7 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WDIH (90.3 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/C FOUNDATION)
  • WOSC (95.9 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSBY-FM (98.9 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESM (91.3 FM; PRINCESS ANNE, MD; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, EASTERN SHORE)
  • WOCQ (103.9 FM; BERLIN, MD; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WJNE (103.5 FM; BETHANY BEACH, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WLBW (92.1 FM; FENWICK ISLAND, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOCM (98.1 FM; SELBYVILLE, DE; Owner: IRIE RADIO, INC.)
  • WWFG (99.9 FM; OCEAN CITY, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Laurel:

  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W38BN (Channel 38; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY EDUCATIONAL B/CTING FOUND.)
  • WCPB (Channel 28; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
Laurel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Laurel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.4mTotal length
  • $1,360,000Total costs
  • 61,194Total average daily traffic
  • 5,570Total average daily truck traffic
  • 74,183Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Laurel, DE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Laurel, DE

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 134
  • Hazardous Condition: 52
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 9
Fire incident types in Laurel, DE

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laurel, DE
Most common first names in Laurel, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12672.3 years
John9273.7 years
Mary8681.1 years
James7871.3 years
Charles6674.7 years
George6372.9 years
Robert5169.4 years
Helen4176.4 years
Elizabeth3376.5 years
Margaret3274.7 years
Most common last names in Laurel, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hastings6174.7 years
Elliott4576.5 years
Whaley4276.8 years
Smith3769.4 years
Oneal3671.8 years
Hitchens3475.0 years
West3274.9 years
Brown3273.0 years
Johnson3069.9 years
Phillips2979.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Laurel, DE
  • 47.3%Electricity
  • 24.8%Utility gas
  • 21.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Laurel, DE
  • 56.1%Electricity
  • 23.3%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Laurel compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Laurel on our top lists:

  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Haiti (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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