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Population in 2012: 3,835 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 

Males: 1,703  (44.4%)
Females: 2,132  (55.6%)

Median resident age:  28.2 years
Delaware median age:  45.4 years

Zip codes: 19956.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,884 (it was $28,321 in 2000)
Laurel:

$29,884
DE:

$58,415
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,654

Laurel town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $142,692 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Laurel:

$142,692
DE:

$226,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $168,274; Detached houses: $165,266; Townhouses or other attached units: $240,357

Median gross rent in 2012: $761.

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  • White alone - 1,677 (45.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,486 (40.1%)
  • Hispanic - 329 (8.9%)
  • Two or more races - 163 (4.4%)
  • Asian alone - 34 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.05%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laurel: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (8.8%), English (8.2%), Irish (7.0%), Dutch (6.5%), West Indian (5.4%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 1.66 square miles.

Population density: 2,317 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Laurel:

  • High school or higher: 79.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurel town:

  • Never married: 46.6%
  • Now married: 37.6%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

360 residents are foreign born (4.7% Latin America).

This town:  9.6%
Delaware:  7.6%



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Laurel, Delaware as of May 07, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurel to the number of sex offenders is 66 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $662 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $508 (0.3%)

Laurel satellite photo by USGS

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

Laurel household income distribution Laurel home values distribution

Property values in Laurel, DE


 

Crime rates in Laurel by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 203275824533
per 100,000 53.70.079.752.5181.6129.3208.251.499.8122.380.178.7
Robberies 1113412811222419181610
per 100,000 295.1344.0106.3314.9207.6284.5572.6616.8473.9440.4427.1262.5
Assaults 503954292453424236462931
per 100,000 1341.61032.01434.6761.0622.71370.61093.21079.4898.01125.5774.2813.6
Burglaries 443339255343265168746672
per 100,000 1180.6873.21036.1656.01375.21112.0676.71310.71696.21810.61761.91889.8
Thefts 201191171109124149138157139174162159
per 100,000 5393.15054.24543.02860.13217.43853.13591.94035.03467.24257.44324.64173.2
Auto thefts 19191663151082687
per 100,000 509.8502.8425.1157.477.8387.9260.3205.649.9146.8213.6183.7
Arson 000101111201
per 100,000 0.00.00.026.20.025.926.025.724.948.90.026.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 753.6625.3684.1470.7574.5740.3784.1725.7676.2779.0673.5630.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.67
Delaware average:

2.51

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Laurel, Delaware accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
Delaware:

7.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+6.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Laurel: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Laurel, Delaware

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Tornado activity:

Laurel-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Delaware state average. It is 25% 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 significantly below Delaware state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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.


Hospitals/medical centers near Laurel:

  • METHODIST MANOR HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • NANTICOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)
  • LOFLAND PARK CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEAFORD, DE)

Political contributions by individuals in Laurel, DE

Airports located in Laurel:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:

  • Delaware Technical and Community College-Owens (about 14 miles; Georgetown, DE; Full-time enrollment: 2,382)
  • Salisbury University (about 15 miles; Salisbury, MD; FT enrollment: 7,211)
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore (about 25 miles; Princess Anne, MD; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • Delaware State University (about 44 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 3,113)
  • United States Naval Academy (about 58 miles; Annapolis, MD; FT enrollment: 4,552)
  • Anne Arundel Community College (about 62 miles; Arnold, MD; FT enrollment: 5,957)
  • Cumberland County College (about 68 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,365)

Public high schools in Laurel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurel:

Private elementary/middle school in Laurel:

  • EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 14511 SYCAMORE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Laurel, School District: LAUREL SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.1. This is about average.
City:

37.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2001 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. There were 9 monitors within city limits.
City:

12.7
U.S.:

24.5
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.13. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.13
U.S.:

2.88

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

LAUREL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3668, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between FEB-01-2000 and MAR-01-2000, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2001)
UPCOUNTRY MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITY (Population served: 765, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and FEB-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and OCT-13-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2000)
EPWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-03-2001)
  • MCL, Average - In APR-2001, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2001)
SHADY ACRES MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 31052 Shady Acres Lane , Population served: 381, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (MAR-30-1998), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-30-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (DEC-16-1997), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-16-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (FEB-03-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998)
NEW MARKET VILLAGE (Address: 31052 Shady Acres Lane , Population served: 321, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform
CAROLINE ACRES M.H.P. (Address: 31052 SHADY ACRES LANE , Serves MD, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and AUG-15-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from JUN-15-2005 to SEP-09-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1997 and SEP-10-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-20-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-20-2001), St Public Notif received (MAR-12-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ROYAL FARMS 114 - LAUREL (Population served: 198, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-17-2003), St Public Notif issued (JUN-17-2003), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2003), St Compliance achieved (DEC-05-2003)
COLONIAL ESTATES MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 31052 Shady Acres Lane , Population served: 165, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-03-2003), St Public Notif issued (JUL-03-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-08-2003), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-04-2002), St Public Notif issued (DEC-04-2002), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif issued (FEB-22-2002), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-22-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2002)

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

  • TRAP POND STATE PARK (Population served: 1500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAP POND STATE PARK (Population served: 1000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAUREL OASIS RESTAURANT (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TRAP POND STATE PARK (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUSSEX MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 279, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BARGAIN BILLS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.6%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.6% for Black residents, 11.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.4% for other race residents, 15.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Laurel, DE

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

Laurel compared to Delaware state average:

Laurel, Delaware environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Laurel travel time to work - commute


Laurel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Laurel town (based on Sussex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.31%
Here31.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents41.7%24.8%6.6%4.3%3.2%
Congregations42.9%3.3%7.6%6.0%4.9%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.9%1.7%1.6%1.4%11.7%
Congregations4.9%3.3%1.6%1.1%24.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 45
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

4.62 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

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

12.84 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
Delaware:

27.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,592$34,3680$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,148$44,5929$3,291
Judicial and Legal 1$3,273$39,2761$239
Police Protection - Officers 14$42,381$36,3270$0
Police - Other 1$2,542$30,5040$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,026$36,1040$0
Sewerage 1$3,406$40,8720$0
Water Supply 3$7,901$31,6040$0
Totals for Government 29$88,269$36,52510$3,530


7.10% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,947 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Delaware average:

6.10%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($184 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.07%
Delaware average:

0.14%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from New Castle County, DE  0.87% ($62,931 average AGI)
from Wicomico County, MD  0.36% ($40,402)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.25% ($64,047)


4.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,334 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Delaware average:

5.32%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($266 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.10%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kent County, DE  0.91% ($35,501 average AGI)
to Wicomico County, MD  0.41% ($32,937)
to Worcester County, MD  0.15% ($35,098)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Laurel, Delaware:
  • Fatal accident count: 8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 7
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Delaware average:
  • Fatal accident count: 69
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 108
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 32
  • Fatalities: 75
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 180
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

Laurel fatal accident list:

Jan 7, 1999 09:50 PM, Willow Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 3, 1994 03:40 PM, Us13, Vehicles: 4, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 29, 1987 02:00 AM, 28-33, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 25, 1987 10:45 PM, 15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 29, 1986 01:20 AM, 24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 9, 1979 10:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 21, 1975 02:05 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 23 meters (75ft)
Total costs: $1,352,000
Total average daily traffic: 56,377
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,332
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 49,429

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurel)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 643 4th St (Lat: 38.555389 Lon: -75.557139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 44 m, Call Sign: WPPX859
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/15/1998, Expiration Date: 06/15/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Certifier: Stan F Sech
    Registrant: Venable LLP, 575 7th Street Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 344-4653, Fax: (202) 344-8300, Email:
  • 643 4th St (Lat: 38.555389 Lon: -75.557139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 44 m, Call Sign: WPQB712
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1998, Expiration Date: 05/11/2008, Cancellation Date: 11/02/2004, Certifier: William Buxbaum
    Registrant: Network Services, LLC Debtor-In-Possession, 525 South Douglas Street, El Segundo, CA 90245, Phone: (310) 615-6523, Fax: (310) 615-6581, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Town Hall Poplar & Mechanic Sts (Lat: 38.561778 Lon: -75.571306), Call Sign: KEG863, Licensee ID: L00453554
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.040 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/24/2002, Expiration Date: 01/24/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/31/2012
    Registrant: Laurel, Town Of, Laurel, DE 19956, Phone: (302) 875-2277
  • Lat: 38.503333 Lon: -75.572778, Call Sign: KS3535, Licensee ID: L00827352
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.117 MHz, 468.725 MHz, 468.375 MHz, 469.975 MHz, 451.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/09/2004, Expiration Date: 04/25/2014
    Registrant: William J Cathell, 34590 Sussex Hwy., Laurel, DE 19956-4568, Phone: (302) 875-1911, Fax: (302) 875-9083, Email:
  • 1014 S Central Ave (Lat: 38.549278 Lon: -75.569639), Call Sign: KFE292, Licensee ID: L00919589
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/21/2004, Expiration Date: 10/30/2014
    Registrant: Laurel Petroleum Inc, 1014 S Central Ave, Laurel, DE 19956, Phone: (302) 875-7531
  • Lat: 38.570556 Lon: -75.566167, Call Sign: WQQL474
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.262 MHz, 467.437 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/18/2013, Expiration Date: 01/18/2023, Certifier: Joe George
    Registrant: Teltronic, Inc., 2016 Windsor Dr, Salisbury, MD 21801, Phone: (410) 742-1185, Fax: (410) 860-0430, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurel)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Laurel)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 134
  • Hazardous Condition: 52
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Laurel


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
Businesses in Laurel, DE
NameCountNameCount
Curves1La-Z-Boy1
Domino's Pizza1Lane Furniture1
Dunkin Donuts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
Kincaid1Walgreens1
Browse common businesses in Laurel, DE


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  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
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  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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