Laurel, Montana

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Population in 2013: 7,036 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 3,310  (47.1%)
Females: 3,726  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Montana median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 59044.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,580 (it was $32,679 in 2000)
Laurel:

$46,580
MT:

$46,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,292 (it was $16,953 in 2000)

Laurel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $157,434 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Laurel:

$157,434
MT:

$190,100

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $209,019; Detached houses: $229,829; Townhouses or other attached units: $176,376; In 2-unit structures: $171,834; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $182,576; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $136,445; Mobile homes: $70,150; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $280,076

Median gross rent in 2013: $554.

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  • Races in Laurel, MT (2010)

    Laurel races chart
    • 6,24593.0%White alone
    • 2023.0%Hispanic
    • 1241.8%Two or more races
    • 951.4%American Indian alone
    • 240.4%Asian alone
    • 220.3%Black alone
    • 40.06%Other race alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Laurel: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.8%), United States (14.5%), Irish (10.5%), English (7.9%), Norwegian (6.6%), Russian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3297 feet

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 3,733 people per square mile   (average).

Laurel,MT real estate house value index trend

Laurel, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Laurel:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurel city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

60 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Montana:

1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,305 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,317 (0.8%)

Laurel satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (13.7 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (444.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (858.1 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Park City, MT (2.8 miles ), Silesia, MT (3.0 miles) , Billings, MT (3.7 miles ), Edgar, MT (3.9 miles) , South Yellowstone, MT (4.0 miles ), Joliet, MT (4.0 miles ), Northwest Yellowstone, MT (4.2 miles ), Lockwood, MT (4.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $146,200
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $169,300
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $165,900
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $158,700
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $167,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 108.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -831 (-11.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,201 (35.5%)

Area code: 406

Laurel household income distribution Laurel home values distribution

Crime rates in Laurel by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1001113320112
per 100,000 15.90.00.015.715.615.646.646.030.10.014.814.628.6
Robberies 0112100000001
per 100,000 0.015.915.831.515.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.014.3
Assaults 134817129111015821012
per 100,000 207.363.4126.5267.5187.5140.6171.0153.3225.7116.929.5145.8171.5
Burglaries 12132219281411232022171719
per 100,000 191.4206.2347.9299.0437.6218.6171.0352.5301.0321.6250.8247.8271.5
Thefts 342359264224196192251186179141111152145
per 100,000 5,453.75,693.94,174.63,524.83,063.02,998.63,901.22,850.62,693.82,061.11,637.72,215.42,072.0
Auto thefts 4471559845661618
per 100,000 63.863.4110.7236.078.1140.6124.361.375.287.788.5233.2257.2
Arson N/AN/A32215000230
per 100,000 N/AN/A47.431.531.315.677.70.00.00.029.543.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 297.4270.6235.4262.1218.9191.3255.0215.7208.6138.4110.3169.1188.0

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 17 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Montana average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +385 (+6.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Laurel, Montana

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Earthquake activity:

Laurel-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 119.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 270.1 miles away from Laurel center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 228.0 miles away from Laurel center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML) earthquake occurred 313.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yellowstone County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Laurel topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Laurel:

  • LAUREL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (820 3RD AVE)
  • LAUREL NURSING HOME (421 YELLOWSTONE AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Laurel:

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • BILLINGS HEALTH AND REHAB COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • HEALTHY AT HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • VALLEY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • RIVERSTONE HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)
  • DCI BILLINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BILLINGS, MT)

Airports located in Laurel:

See details about airports located in Laurel, MT

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 15 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Sheridan College (about 110 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Montana State University (about 111 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 197 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Casper College (about 231 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Black Hills State University (about 253 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • The University of Montana (about 263 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)

Public high school in Laurel:

Public elementary/middle schools in Laurel:

See full list of schools located in Laurel, map of school districts: LAUREL ELEMENTARY, LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL

Library in Laurel:

  • LAUREL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $170,752; Location: 720 WEST 3RD ST; 20,959 books; 9,111 e-books; 644 audio materials; 968 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 56 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Laurel: Laurel City Police Department (A), City of Laurel Ambulance Service (B), Laurel Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Laurel include: Saint Anthonys Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Laurel: Thompson Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Howard Johnson Inn Laurel MT (310 South 1st Avenue), Wagonwheel Lodge (716 West Main Street), Locomotive Inn (310 South 1st Avenue), Lohof Motel (320 West Main Street), Russell Motel (711 East Main Street), Super 8 Motel (205 Southeast 4th Street), Welcome Travelers Motel (620 West Main Street), Laurel Ridge Motel (1403 East Main Street).

Court: Laurel City - City Court- Court Clerk (115 West 1st Street).

Yellowstone County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 15.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.261. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.261
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2009 was 2.42. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.42
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 24.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 6.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.30
U.S.:

9.14

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

LAUREL MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 6,339, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-2006 to NOV-06-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-2006 to NOV-06-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-2006 to NOV-06-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and MAR-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (2 times from APR-03-2006 to NOV-06-2006)
  • 22 regular monitoring violations
HILLSIDE VILLAGE (Population served: 650, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-14-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-14-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2008), St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-04-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2007)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FOX WATER SERVICE (Address: 9407 LAUREL AIRPORT RD , Population served: 60, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2014, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2014)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.3%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.7% for American Indian residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.3%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
71 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
68 people in nursing homes in 2000
20 people in other group homes in 2000

Laurel, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Laurel compared to Montana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Laurel (2011 data):

  • The Yellowstone Bank: at 12 First Avenue, branch established on 1926/05/26; Drive-In at 12 First Street, branch established on 1972/03/20. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $437.3 mil, Deposits: $347.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Yellowstone Holding Company
  • Western Security Bank: Laurel Branch at 20 Montana Avenue, branch established on 1972/04/17. Info updated 2011/06/20: Bank assets: $807.6 mil, Deposits: $550.7 mil, headquarters in Billings, MT, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
  • United Bank: 401 Se 4th Street Branch at 401 Se 4th Street, P.O. Box 457, branch established on 2007/06/18. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $69.2 mil, Deposits: $57.3 mil, headquarters in Absarokee, MT, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Absarokee Bancorporation, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Laurel, Montana:

  • Best Western Locomotive Inn, 310 S First, Laurel, MT 59044 , Phone: (406) 628-8281
  • Best Western Yellowstone Crossing, 205 SE 4th St, Laurel, MT 59044 , Phone: (406) 628-6888, Fax: (406) 628-6888
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Laurel, Montana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Montana average:

9.9

Laurel travel time to work - commute Laurel mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,84586
Catholic17,15512
Mainline Protestant11,92035
Other7,76129
Black Protestant1231
Orthodox1001
None90,068-
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: 16
Yellowstone County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Yellowstone County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Yellowstone County:

4.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 102
Here:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Yellowstone County:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
State:

10.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$14,023$42,0690$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,796$53,38811$6,846
Judicial and Legal 2$6,728$40,3682$4,798
Police Protection - Officers 13$57,737$53,2960$0
Police - Other 4$14,573$43,7194$8,506
Firefighters 0$0 43$7,807
Streets and Highways 5$19,685$47,2440$0
Health 1$3,618$43,41624$8,741
Solid Waste Management 4$14,743$44,2290$0
Sewerage 6$23,508$47,0160$0
Parks and Recreation 2$7,844$47,0640$0
Water Supply 9$37,510$50,0130$0
Local Libraries 1$3,538$42,4565$4,574
Totals for Government 55$221,303$48,28489$41,272

Laurel government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $482,000 ($68.50)
    Sewerage: $392,000 ($55.71)
    Regular Highways: $317,000 ($45.05)
    General - Other: $263,000 ($37.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $105,000 ($14.92)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,251,000 ($177.80)
    Water Utilities: $1,018,000 ($144.68)
    Sewerage: $696,000 ($98.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $489,000 ($69.50)
    Regular Highways: $423,000 ($60.12)
    General - Other: $349,000 ($49.60)
    Financial Administration: $288,000 ($40.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000 ($33.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000 ($31.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $190,000 ($27.00)
    Libraries: $128,000 ($18.19)
    General Public Buildings: $101,000 ($14.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $97,000 ($13.79)
    Central Staff Services: $97,000 ($13.79)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $83,000 ($11.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $37,000 ($5.26)
    Health - Other: $34,000 ($4.83)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.43)
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000 ($0.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($1.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $40,000 ($5.69)
    Police Protection: $13,000 ($1.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,341,000 ($332.72)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $289,000 ($41.07)

Laurel government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,003,000 ($142.55)
    All Other: $812,000 ($115.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $607,000 ($86.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($4.26)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $364,000 ($51.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $72,000 ($10.23)
    General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($1.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $586,000 ($83.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $210,000 ($29.85)
    Interest Earnings: $209,000 ($29.70)
    General Revenue, NEC: $19,000 ($2.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,127,000 ($302.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $674,000 ($95.79)
    All Other: $138,000 ($19.61)
    Highways: $132,000 ($18.76)
  • Tax - Property: $1,111,000 ($157.90)
    Other License: $94,000 ($13.36)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $29,000 ($4.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $6,000 ($0.85)

Laurel government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,952,000 ($988.06)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,939,000 ($986.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $957,000 ($136.01)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $922,000 ($131.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000 ($56.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $387,000 ($55.00)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $35,000 ($4.97)

Laurel government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,706,000 ($953.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $922,000 ($131.04)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Montana average:

6.86%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($92 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.02%
Montana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gallatin County, MT  0.29% ($31,465 average AGI)
from Missoula County, MT  0.22% ($29,870)
from Carbon County, MT  0.19% ($35,702)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,678 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Montana average:

6.73%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($271 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.05%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.28% ($33,126 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.20% ($28,449)
to Stillwater County, MT  0.16% ($43,948)

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurel:

  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZK (1240 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurel:

  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KEMC (91.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYYA-FM (93.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KRZN (96.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KLMT (89.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS INC)
  • KCTR-FM (102.9 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBB (103.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRSQ (101.9 FM; LAUREL, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K296EM (107.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KKBR (97.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGHL-FM (98.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K205CL (88.9 FM; SHEPHERD, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNDZ (105.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Laurel:

  • KULR-TV (Channel 8; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KULR CORPORATION)
  • KTVQ (Channel 2; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KTVQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25BP (Channel 25; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSVI (Channel 6; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: QUORUM OF MONTANA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHMT (Channel 4; HARDIN, MT; Owner: VHR BROADCASTING OF BILLINGS, LLC)
  • K36EZ (Channel 36; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: COMANCHE ENTERPRISES)
  • K14IS (Channel 14; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: YELLOWSTONE VALLEY COMMUNITY TV, IN)
Laurel fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Laurel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 131m430ftTotal length
  • $40,148,000Total costs
  • 132,890Total average daily traffic
  • 2,662Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 131960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Laurel, MT
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Laurel)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Laurel, MT)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 66 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Laurel)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$154,80319$160,84878$145,5867$52,9845$110,9700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$186,1806$166,7430$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$151,5350$013$126,2592$46,8551$79,6501$40,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$149,5231$176,07011$144,3951$133,6601$77,4300$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$166,9500$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$220,8303$161,523
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$201,7200$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0019.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Laurel, MT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4276.8 years
George3976.4 years
Robert3767.3 years
Mary3076.8 years
Henry2981.4 years
Helen2982.1 years
James2776.8 years
William2678.0 years
Margaret2480.2 years
Charles2078.8 years
Most common last names in Laurel, MT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Frank2174.6 years
Reiter1382.1 years
Nelson1369.1 years
Johnson1282.8 years
Fox1081.1 years
Williams1081.1 years
Anderson981.0 years
Ward980.1 years
Miller875.0 years
Smith882.3 years
Businesses in Laurel, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1
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