Laurel, Montana

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Population in 2017: 6,791 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.6%
 
Males: 3,355  (49.4%)
Females: 3,436  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Montana median age:

40.0 years

Zip codes: 59044.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,746 (it was $32,679 in 2000)
Laurel:

$51,746
MT:

$53,386

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,098 (it was $16,953 in 2000)

Laurel city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,541 (it was $81,700 in 2000)
Laurel:

$189,541
MT:

$231,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $169,228; detached houses: $186,104; townhouses or other attached units: $218,991; mobile homes: $39,858

Median gross rent in 2017: $779.

March 2019 cost of living index in Laurel: 89.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.7%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 74.1% for American Indian residents, 9.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Laurel, MT (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Montana and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Laurel, Montana as of September 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Laurel is 252 to 1.


Crime rates in Laurel by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(15.6)
1
(15.6)
3
(46.6)
3
(46.0)
2
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.8)
1
(14.6)
2
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
2
(28.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(187.5)
9
(140.6)
11
(171.0)
10
(153.3)
15
(225.7)
8
(116.9)
2
(29.5)
10
(145.8)
12
(171.5)
24
(337.4)
12
(171.7)
9
(128.8)
13
(188.8)
15
(220.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
28
(437.6)
14
(218.6)
11
(171.0)
23
(352.5)
20
(301.0)
22
(321.6)
17
(250.8)
17
(247.8)
19
(271.5)
11
(154.6)
14
(200.3)
13
(186.1)
12
(174.2)
12
(176.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
196
(3,063)
192
(2,999)
251
(3,901)
186
(2,851)
179
(2,694)
141
(2,061)
111
(1,638)
152
(2,215)
145
(2,072)
116
(1,631)
146
(2,089)
126
(1,804)
148
(2,149)
116
(1,706)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(78.1)
9
(140.6)
8
(124.3)
4
(61.3)
5
(75.2)
6
(87.7)
6
(88.5)
16
(233.2)
18
(257.2)
6
(84.4)
9
(128.8)
8
(114.5)
21
(304.9)
8
(117.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(31.3)
1
(15.6)
5
(77.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.5)
3
(43.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)214.1187.1249.5211.0204.1135.4107.8165.4183.9186.8153.7124.4176.3134.1

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City-data.com crime index in Laurel, MT

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Montana average:

1.73
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Ancestries: German (39.5%), American (23.1%), Norwegian (4.9%), European (4.6%), English (3.7%), British (1.7%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3297 feet

Land area: 1.88 square miles.

Population density: 3,603 people per square mile   (average).

Laurel, Montana map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.1%
Montana:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,718 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,337 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 108.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -863 (-12.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,202 (33.8%)

Area code: 406

Distribution of median household income in Laurel, MT in 2017
Distribution of house value in Laurel, MT in 2017
Laurel satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Montana:

4.2%
Historical population in Laurel, MT
Historical housing units in Laurel, MT

Population change in the 1990s: +385 (+6.6%).
Most common industries in Laurel, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.5%)
  • Rail transportation (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Rail transportation (8.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Laurel, MT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.0%)

Average climate in Laurel, Montana

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Laurel, Montana environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 72.1. This is about average.

City:

72.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.261. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.261
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.52
U.S.:

8.46

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 Laurel 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 the city 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 the city 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, 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:

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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

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Laurel:

Marital status in Laurel, MT
  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 58.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

For population 25 years and over in Laurel:

  • High school or higher: 94.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Montana average:

10.0

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Laurel, MT (based on Yellowstone County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

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

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
Yellowstone County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Yellowstone County:

7.3%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.7%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yellowstone County:

10.6%
Montana:

10.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Laurel:

50.6%
State:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Laurel:

47.9%
State:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Montana:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Laurel:

20.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.0%
Montana:

9.9%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Montana:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.7%
Montana:

35.3%

General health condition:
This city:

56.6%
Montana:

57.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.8%
Montana:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Laurel, MT Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$65,266$52,2130$0
Water Supply 10$41,582$49,8980$0
Sewerage 6$26,771$53,5420$0
Solid Waste Management 6$24,486$48,9720$0
Financial Administration 4$15,529$46,5871$2,608
Police - Other 4$17,524$52,5722$3,727
Streets and Highways 4$16,953$50,8591$202
Other and Unallocable 3$10,664$42,6560$0
Judicial and Legal 2$6,871$41,2262$4,553
Other Government Administration 2$7,061$42,3669$3,457
Local Libraries 1$4,037$48,4445$5,638
Parks and Recreation 1$3,908$46,8960$0
Firefighters 0$0 39$9,032
Health 0$0 12$7,885
Transit 0$0 1$133
Totals for Government 58$240,652$49,79072$37,235

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,261,000 ($185.69)
    Regular Highways: $1,134,000 ($166.99)
    Sewerage: $510,000 ($75.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $157,000 ($23.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($5.45)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($2.21)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,603,000 ($236.05)
    Regular Highways: $1,419,000 ($208.95)
    Police Protection: $1,419,000 ($208.95)
    Sewerage: $1,106,000 ($162.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $649,000 ($95.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $325,000 ($47.86)
    Health - Other: $270,000 ($39.76)
    Financial Administration: $268,000 ($39.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $268,000 ($39.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $230,000 ($33.87)
    Libraries: $211,000 ($31.07)
    Central Staff Services: $106,000 ($15.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000 ($15.31)
    General Public Buildings: $55,000 ($8.10)
    Transit Utilities: $26,000 ($3.83)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $92,000 ($13.55)
    Benefit Payments: $68,000 ($10.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $297,000 ($43.73)
    Water Utilities: $265,000 ($39.02)
    Sewerage: $117,000 ($17.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $58,000 ($8.54)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($1.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,354,000 ($493.89)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,013,000 ($296.42)
    Other: $1,050,000 ($154.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $806,000 ($118.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $21,000 ($3.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.47)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $11,000 ($1.62)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $858,000 ($126.34)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $425,000 ($62.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $134,000 ($19.73)
    Interest Earnings: $38,000 ($5.60)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.29)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,369,000 ($496.10)
    Transit Utilities: $7,000 ($1.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($7.07)
    Transit Utilities: $28,000 ($4.12)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($2.21)
    Public Welfare: $7,000 ($1.03)
  • Tax - Property: $1,991,000 ($293.18)
    Other License: $222,000 ($32.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $42,000 ($6.18)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $9,000 ($1.33)
    Public Utility License: $1,000 ($0.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,176,000 ($1645.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,273,000 ($1512.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,298,000 ($191.14)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $607,000 ($89.38)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $572,000 ($84.23)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000 ($58.17)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $35,000 ($5.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,893,000 ($1898.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $836,000 ($123.10)

5.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($53,587 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Montana average:

7.25%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Gallatin County, MT  0.27% ($36,878 average AGI)
from Carbon County, MT  0.20% ($40,302)
from Cascade County, MT  0.17% ($45,759)


5.86% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Montana average:

6.77%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($299 average AGI)
Yellowstone County:

0.03%
Montana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Gallatin County, MT  0.34% ($52,417 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.21% ($67,754)
to Carbon County, MT  0.21% ($62,090)
Businesses in Laurel, MT
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1Walmart1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Laurel fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 518ft / 158mTotal length
  • $4,258,000Total costs
  • 236,120Total average daily traffic
  • 14,859Total average daily truck traffic
  • 275,694Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Laurel, MT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 281960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
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: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Laurel, MT)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Laurel)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 42 (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 in Laurel, MT
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Laurel, MT - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 23. The highest number of fire incidents - 68 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Laurel, MT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (60.8%), and Structure Fires (24.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Laurel, MT
    • 23960.8%Outside Fires
    • 9624.4%Structure Fires
    • 4611.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 123.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Laurel, MT

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Laurel, Montana:

  • Best Western Locomotive Inn, 310 S First, Laurel, Montana 59044 , Phone: (406) 628-8281
  • Best Western Yellowstone Crossing, 205 SE 4th St, Laurel, Montana 59044 , Phone: (406) 628-6888, Fax: (406) 628-6888
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Laurel, Montana
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Laurel, MT
  • 94.3%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Laurel, MT
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Electricity
  • 5.2%Other fuel
  • 2.4%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Solar energy


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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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