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Population in 2012: 18,838 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 

Males: 8,926  (47.4%)
Females: 9,912  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  33.2 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39443.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,367 (it was $24,988 in 2000)
Laurel:

$26,367
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,827

Laurel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,417 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Laurel:

$75,417
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $121,361; Detached houses: $125,328; Townhouses or other attached units: $91,244; In 2-unit structures: $88,449; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,254; Mobile homes: $26,654

Median gross rent in 2012: $599.

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  • Black alone - 11,330 (61.1%)
  • White alone - 5,517 (29.8%)
  • Hispanic - 1,424 (7.7%)
  • Asian alone - 128 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 123 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.05%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.03%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.02%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Laurel: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (5.4%), United States (5.1%), Irish (4.3%), German (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 264 feet

Land area: 15.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,221 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Laurel:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurel city:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 36.8%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

1,413 residents are foreign born

This city:  7.6%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 47 registered sex offenders living in Laurel, Mississippi as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Laurel to the number of sex offenders is 401 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $847 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $617 (0.9%)

Laurel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (75.9 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: New Orleans, LA (131.2 miles , pop. 484,674).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (394.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Sharon, MS (2.6 miles ), Ellisville, MS (2.8 miles ), Sandersville, MS (2.9 miles ), Soso, MS (3.0 miles ), Heidelberg, MS (4.0 miles ), Taylorsville, MS (4.4 miles ), Bay Springs, MS (4.6 miles ), Seminary, MS (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $57,000
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $169,400
  • 2007: 100 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $108,100
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $150,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 31.70 N, Longitude: 89.14 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,332 (+55.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,372 (63.0%)

Area code: 601

Laurel household income distribution Laurel home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Laurel by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2215714443100
per 100,000 10.310.85.427.638.55.521.921.721.716.05.30.00.0
Rapes 14181030152119223138143
per 100,000 72.397.453.9165.482.5114.8104.2119.316.369.442.375.216.1
Robberies 724863474152121625182504428
per 100,000 371.8259.8339.3259.2225.5284.2663.7336.3276.9437.5264.2236.4150.0
Assaults 661419037423439354336442330
per 100,000 340.9763.0484.7204.0231.0185.8213.9189.8233.5192.1232.5123.6160.7
Burglaries 283273271265225218508415269310425414325
per 100,000 1461.61477.41459.51461.21237.61191.32786.32250.91460.81654.12245.42224.61741.2
Thefts 1,5621,4571,4241,4031,7141,436962686683670773687608
per 100,000 8066.97884.67669.17736.09427.97847.05276.43720.83708.93575.04083.93691.63257.4
Auto thefts 89736122647062776331344226
per 100,000 459.6395.0328.5121.3352.0382.5340.1417.6342.1165.4179.6225.7139.3
Arson 7549663056333
per 100,000 36.227.121.549.633.032.816.50.027.232.015.816.116.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 673.3729.9643.2680.3700.2610.7750.4577.5434.1494.9472.3446.3330.4

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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: 74 (55 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.95
Mississippi average:

2.31

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

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,208 (-6.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Food processing workers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Average climate in Laurel, Mississippi

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Tornado activity:

Laurel-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 225% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/1987, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Laurel city center killed 6 people and injured 350 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Laurel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from Laurel center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from Laurel center
On 5/16/2008 at 18:39:14, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jones County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurel topographic map

Birthplace of: Lance Bass - Child singer, Marsha Blackburn - Politician, Charles W. Pickering - Politician and judge, C. T. Singleton, Jr. - Navy admiral, Chip Pickering - Politician, Chris McDaniel - Politician, Clinton Portis - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Sep 1, 1981), Homer Edwin Young - Television evangelist, Jack Pierce (baseball) - Baseball player, Jason Campbell - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Dec 31, 1981).

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Laurel: James D. Slaton.

Main business address for: SANDERSON FARMS INC (POULTRY SLAUGHTERING AND PROCESSING).


Hospitals/medical centers in Laurel:

  • LAUREL DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1527 LARRY DRIVE)
  • COMFORTCARE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 2260 HIGHWAY 15 NORTH)
  • CCI PROFESSIONAL HEALTHCARE HOSPICE (Hospital, 316 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE (Hospital, 2260 HIGHWAY 15 NORTH)
  • ETERNITY HOSPICE, INC OF LAUREL (Hospital, 337 ELLISVILLE BLVD)
  • LAUREL GENERAL HOSP- (Hospital, provides emergency services, 608 2 AVE)
  • SEYAH HOSPICE CARE INC (Hospital, 1613 WEST FIRST STREET)
  • SOUTH CENTRAL REG MED CTR (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 1220 JEFFERSON ST BOX 607)
  • SOUTH MISSISSIPPI STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, 100 BUCHANAN ST)
  • CARE CENTER OF LAUREL (Nursing Home, 935 WEST DR)
  • COMFORT CARE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1100 WEST DRIVE)
  • DAVISON REST HOME (Nursing Home, 616 E 19TH ST)
  • LAURELWOOD COMM LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1036 WEST DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Laurel, MS

Airports located in Laurel:


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Amtrak station:

LAUREL (230 N. MAPLE ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.laurelms.com

Colleges/Universities in Laurel:

  • Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (Full-time enrollment: 73; Location: 732 Sawmill Rd; Private, for-profit)
  • Southeastern Baptist College (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 4229 Hwy 15 N; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.southeasternbaptist.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:

  • Jones County Junior College (about 8 miles; Ellisville, MS; Full-time enrollment: 4,027)
  • University of Southern Mississippi (about 28 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 12,146)
  • William Carey University (about 29 miles; Hattiesburg, MS; FT enrollment: 2,298)
  • East Central Community College (about 52 miles; Decatur, MS; FT enrollment: 2,155)
  • Meridian Community College (about 52 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (about 64 miles; Perkinston, MS; FT enrollment: 6,824)
  • Pearl River Community College (about 64 miles; Poplarville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,893)

Public high schools in Laurel:

Private high school in Laurel:

  • LAUREL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 411; Location: 2601 AUDUBON DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurel:

Private elementary/middle schools in Laurel:

  • ST JOHNS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 520 N 5TH AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 82; Location: 835 W 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
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Library in Laurel:

  • LAUREL-JONES COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $732,385; Location: 530 COMMERCE STREET; 66,265 books; 2,525 audio materials; 3,265 video materials; 34 local licensed databases; 53 state licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (private school) is now LAUREL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL with an enrollment of 400 in grades PK to 12th grade
  • Was called Tree City before Katrina hit it . added by Cyber
  • Private Schools - Pres. Christian School is not in Laurel - it's in a town about 40 miles away; BUT, Laurel Christian School is - a baptist private school ALSO - daily newspaper: Leader-Call, circulation: 8,100; 130 Beacon Street, Laurel, Miss. 39441 WDAM is an NBC affiliate and WHLT is a CBS affiliate
  • CHURCH ON SUSIE B RUFFIN AVE. (FIRST ALLEN AME CHURCH)

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Notable locations in Laurel: Laurel Country Club (A), Dixie Golf Club (B), Laurel Airport Industrial Park (C), Laurel-Jones County Library (D), Jones County Courthouse (E), Rogers Library and Museum (F), Laurel Fire Department Station 6 (G), Laurel Fire Department Station 4 (H), Laurel Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Laurel Fire Department Station 2 (J), Laurel Fire Department Station 5 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Sawmill Square Mall Shopping Center (1), Gardiner Center Shopping Center (2), North Laurel Shopping Center (3), Northview Village Shopping Center (4), Northwood Shopping Center (5), Parkside Plaza Shopping Center (6), Pine Tree Village Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurel include: Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church (A), Plainway Baptist Church (B), Pentacostal Church of God (C), Parkview Baptist Church (D), Palestine Primitive Baptist Church (E), Morning Star Baptist Church (F), Magnolia Baptist Church (G), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses (H), Justice Heights United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Laurel Cemetery (1), Pilgrims Rest Cemetery (2), Windham Cemetery (3), Palestine Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Horse Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Laurel include: Seventh Avenue Park (1), Gardiner Park (2), Beacon Park (3), Trinity Playground (4), Cotton Mill Park (5), Daphne Park (6), Watkins Stadium (7), Mason Memorial Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (565 North 5th Avenue), Eastman Memorial Foundation (Museums; 565 North 5th Avenue), Veterans Memorial Museum Inc (920 Hillcrest Drive), Magnolia Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1457 Ellisville Boulevard), Power Play Laurel (Amusement & Theme Parks; 910 Sawmill Road), Plaza Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 986 North 16th Avenue), Games Etc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 310 Highway 28 West), Landrum's Homestead & Village (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1356 Highway 15 South), Associated Travel and Cruises Only (Tours & Charters; 404 Short 7th Street).

Hotels: Ramada Inn of Laurel (1105 Sawmill Road), New Laurel Mobile Home Park (3222 Ellisville Boulevard), Plaza Motel Courts (Highway 11 South), Best Western Ellisville Inn (1102 Highway 29 North), Quality Inn (305 N 16th Ave), Econo Lodge Laurel (305 16th Avenue North), Town House Motel (340 Beacon Street), Econo Lodge (123 Sixteenth Avenue North), Hampton Inn Laurel- MS (309 South 16th Avenue).

Courts: Taylor Gene Congressman (527 Central), Jones County - Chancery Court- Administrator (415 North 5th Avenue), Jones County - Circuit Court- Administrator (415 North 5th Avenue).

 
Jones 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  PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.0. This is about average.
City:

37.0
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
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:

CITY OF LAUREL (Population served: 24150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and OCT-21-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-2003)
SNOWY MOUNTAIN LODGE (Serves WY, Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

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

  • CALHOUN WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 3534, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GLADE WATERWORKS ASSN (Population served: 3315, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.4%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.8% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.4% for other race residents, 88.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Laurel, MS

People in group quarters in Laurel in 2010:

  • 288 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 137 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Laurel in 2000:

  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Laurel compared to Mississippi state average:

Laurel, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Laurel (2011 data):

  • Trustmark National Bank: Ellisville Boulevard Branch, Sawmill Branch, West Laurel Branch, North Laurel Branch, Laurel Main Branch. Info updated 2012/03/26: Bank assets: $9,612.1 mil, Deposits: $7,410.1 mil, headquarters in Jackson, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 186 total offices, Holding Company: Trustmark Corporation
  • Community Bank: Calhoun Branch, Laurel Branch, Pine Tree Branch. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $630.6 mil, Deposits: $562.6 mil, headquarters in Ellisville, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Regions Bank: Laurel Branch at 1706 West 10th Street, branch established on 1974/05/10; Laurel Main Branch at 401 Central Avenue, branch established on 1800/01/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: 317 North 5th Avenue Branch at 317 North 5th Avenue, branch established on 1937/06/28; West Laurel Branch at 110 South 16th Avenue, branch established on 1937/06/28. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.
  • The First, A National Banking Association: Laurel Branch at 1945 Highway 15 North, branch established on 1999/01/19. Info updated 2011/10/07: Bank assets: $679.9 mil, Deposits: $567.3 mil, headquarters in Hattiesburg, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares, Inc., The
  • Community Bank of Mississippi: Laurel Mortgage Lpo at 909 North 16th Avenue, branch established on 2011/05/13. Info updated 2010/04/06: Bank assets: $639.2 mil, Deposits: $566.3 mil, headquarters in Forest, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Of Mississippi, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Magnolia State Bank: Laurel Branch at 3220 Highway 15 North, branch established on 2005/07/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $264.5 mil, Deposits: $236.3 mil, headquarters in Bay Springs, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Magnolia State Corporation, The
  • Bank of Jones County: Bank Of Jones County at 1808 Highway 84 West, branch established on 1998/09/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.0 mil, Deposits: $195.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Jones County Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Citizens National Bank of Meridian: Laurel Branch at 1127 Highway 15 North, branch established on 1985/08/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,115.7 mil, Deposits: $932.3 mil, headquarters in Meridian, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Banc Corp.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Laurel, Mississippi:

  • Econo Lodge - Laurel, 123 N 16TH Ave, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 428-4242, Fax: (601) 428-4251
  • Comfort Suites - Laurel, 1820 Jefferson St, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 422-0500
  • Holiday Inn Express - Laurel, 1608 Jefferson St, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 422-0500
  • Quality Inn, 305 S 16TH Ave, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 428-4242
  • Best Western Laurel Inn, 309 S 16th Ave, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 425-4455, Fax: (601) 425-4485
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 1509 Jefferson St, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 399-0659, Fax: (601) 399-0675
  • Ramada Laurel Conference Center, 1105, Laurel, MS 39440 , Phone: (601) 651-2269, Fax: (601) 651-2604
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Laurel, Mississippi

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:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Laurel city (based on Jones County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.44%
Here65.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents66.8%12.9%9.0%1.9%1.9%
Congregations36.8%16.5%17.3%0.8%6.0%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents1.0%1.0%1.0%0.7%3.9%
Congregations1.5%2.3%1.5%0.8%16.5%
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: 16
Jones County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jones County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Jones County:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

2.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jones County:

34.6%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

14.4%

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 9$26,707$35,6090$0
Other Government Administration 15$42,584$34,0677$8,464
Judicial and Legal 7$15,786$27,0624$6,567
Police Protection - Officers 58$177,581$36,7411$1,384
Police - Other 18$32,876$21,9177$1,003
Firefighters 53$222,943$50,4780$0
Fire - Other 1$2,035$24,4200$0
Streets and Highways 14$32,685$28,0160$0
Welfare 4$8,670$26,0100$0
Solid Waste Management 24$48,228$24,1140$0
Parks and Recreation 33$60,883$22,13910$4,494
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$7,063$28,2520$0
Natural Resources 11$20,867$22,7640$0
Water Supply 14$34,766$29,7991$686
Other and Unallocable 21$51,502$29,4302$2,205
Totals for Government 285$785,176$33,06032$24,803

Laurel government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,106,000 ($58.71)
    Water Utilities: $840,000 ($44.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $522,000 ($27.71)
    Sewerage: $342,000 ($18.15)
    Police Protection: $218,000 ($11.57)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($0.69)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,415,000 ($181.28)
    Fire Protection: $2,338,000 ($124.11)
    Water Utilities: $1,645,000 ($87.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,477,000 ($78.41)
    General - Other: $1,450,000 ($76.97)
    Regular Highways: $1,406,000 ($74.64)
    Sewerage: $1,363,000 ($72.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,118,000 ($59.35)
    Central Staff Services: $746,000 ($39.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $701,000 ($37.21)
    Financial Administration: $334,000 ($17.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $206,000 ($10.94)
    Health Services - Other: $167,000 ($8.87)
    General Public Buildings: $158,000 ($8.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $984,000 ($52.23)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $710,000 ($37.69)
    Water Utilities: $451,000 ($23.94)
    Police Protection: $249,000 ($13.22)
    Fire Protection: $129,000 ($6.85)
    Regular Highways: $95,000 ($5.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($2.65)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($1.27)
    General Public Building: $12,000 ($0.64)
    Central Staff: $9,000 ($0.48)
    Judicial: $2,000 ($0.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.05)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($0.05)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,885,000 ($471.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $237,000 ($12.58)

Laurel government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,027,000 ($160.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,095,000 ($58.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $100,000 ($5.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $392,000 ($20.81)
    General Support: $30,000 ($1.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $606,000 ($32.17)
    General Revenue, NEC: $597,000 ($31.69)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.37)
    Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($0.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,422,000 ($128.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,715,000 ($462.63)
    Housing & Community Development: $820,000 ($43.53)
    Highways: $354,000 ($18.79)
  • Tax - Property: $3,381,000 ($179.48)
    Public Utilities: $1,164,000 ($61.79)
    NEC: $57,000 ($3.03)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $0 ($0.00)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $0 ($0.00)
    Total General Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Laurel government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,950,000 ($209.68)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $23,160,000 ($1229.43)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $22,380,000 ($1188.02)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $3,185,000 ($169.07)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $780,000 ($41.41)
    Water Utilities: $765,000 ($40.61)

Laurel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,000,000 ($637.01)

5.51% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,895 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

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:
from Jasper County, MS  0.69% ($21,186 average AGI)
from Forrest County, MS  0.64% ($30,023)
from Harrison County, MS  0.25% ($28,400)


5.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

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:
to Forrest County, MS  0.79% ($25,629 average AGI)
to Jasper County, MS  0.69% ($23,906)
to Lamar County, MS  0.28% ($52,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurel:

  • WAML (1340 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: PINE BELT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBKH (950 AM; 5 kW; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN AIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIZK (1570 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BAY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: M. JEROME HUGHEY)
  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOMN (1110 AM; daytime; 30 kW; FRANKLINTON, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNO (1060 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: COMMUNICOM CO. OF LOUISIANA, L.P.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurel:

  • WNSL (100.3 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJKX (102.5 FM; ELLISVILLE, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WATP (90.7 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WUSW (103.7 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W218AY (91.5 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMXI (98.1 FM; LAUREL, MS; Owner: RAINEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXRR (104.5 FM; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHER (99.3 FM; HEIDELBERG, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBN (95.9 FM; TAYLORSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WZLD (106.3 FM; PETAL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNZ (107.1 FM; COLLINS, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)
  • WXHB (96.5 FM; RICHTON, MS; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTERS, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Laurel:

  • W69DJ (Channel 69; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WDAM-TV (Channel 7; LAUREL, MS; Owner: WDAM LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • WHLT (Channel 22; HATTIESBURG, MS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Laurel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 50
Total length: 515 meters (1,690ft)
Total costs: $23,893,000
Total average daily traffic: 578,430
Total average daily truck traffic: 106,521

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 9
  • 1960-1969: 18
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 8
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Laurel, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurel)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 220 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Laurel, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Laurel)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 791
  • Hazardous Condition: 263
  • Service Call: 5
  • Good Intent Call: 19

Incident types - Laurel


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laurel, MS

Most common first names in Laurel, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James45170.2 years
William39172.3 years
John35473.2 years
Mary34277.4 years
Willie22272.5 years
Robert22070.1 years
George17173.2 years
Charles16968.2 years
Annie15678.2 years
Thomas13672.5 years
Most common last names in Laurel, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26375.6 years
Jones26074.2 years
Walters20376.0 years
Johnson18275.2 years
Holifield16176.2 years
Williams14574.5 years
Davis13973.4 years
Parker11173.4 years
Brown10470.7 years
Cooley9667.9 years
Businesses in Laurel, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Applebee's1New Balance1
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Office Depot1
Bath & Body Works1Papa John's Pizza1
Best Western1Payless2
Blockbuster1Pizza Hut2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Popeyes2
Burger King2Quiznos1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chick-Fil-A1Rodeway Inn1
Church's Chicken1Rue211
Comfort Suites1Ryan's Grill1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Subway5
FedEx7Super 81
Foot Locker1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul3
Hardee's3UPS7
Holiday Inn1Vans1
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Waffle House1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lowe's1
Browse common businesses in Laurel, MS

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