For population 25 years and over in Laurel:
For population 15 years and over in Laurel town:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $440 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hamilton, OH (34.0 miles , pop. 60,690).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (44.4 miles , pop. 331,285).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (208.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Metamora, IN (2.1 miles) , Lake Santee, IN (3.0 miles ), Clarksburg, IN (3.1 miles) , Glenwood, IN (3.3 miles ), Connersville, IN (3.3 miles ), Brookville, IN (3.3 miles ), Richland, IN (3.3 miles ), Oldenburg, IN (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 39.50 N, Longitude: 85.19 W
Area code: 765
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +36 (+6.6%).
Work and jobs in Laurel: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Laurel, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Laurel-area historical tornado activity is above Indiana state average. It is 210% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Laurel town center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 7/9/1980, a category F4 tornado 9.9 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 25 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Laurel-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Indiana state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.1 miles away from Laurel center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from Laurel center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Charles Murray (actor) - Actor.
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.3. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 1.13. This is significantly better than average. There were 20 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Laurel and their reported violations in the past:LAUREL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 560, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 44.9%
(42.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Laurel compared to Indiana state average:
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Religion statistics for Laurel town (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 12
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Laurel government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
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Laurel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.56% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,194 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,041 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Laurel fatal accident list:
Apr 25, 1993 00:30 AM, Kokomo Hil, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,580
Total average daily truck traffic: 142
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 2,026
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Laurel)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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