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Total population: 18,868 (Urban population: 18,391 (all inside urban clusters), Rural population: 363 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 8,330 (7,017 occupied: 4,023 owner occupied, 3,067 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

33%

Housing density: 540 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $70,437.

Median contract rent in 2016: $263 (lower quartile is $174, upper quartile is $366)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $494


Median gross rent in Laurel, MS in 2016: $364

Housing units in Laurel with a mortgage: 1,999 (36 second mortgage, 71 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,033

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $46,074

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $37,788

Median monthly housing costs: $622


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Laurel, Mississippi Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,354 (it was $50,400 in 2000)
Laurel:

$82,354
Mississippi:

$113,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,415 - $155,322
Median year house/condo built: 1962

Median year apartment built: 1984

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,706
  • In family households: 14,975 (1,543 male householders, 2,692 female householders)
    2,234 spouses, 6,405 children (6,040 natural, 19 adopted, 179 stepchildren), 803 grandchildren, 177 brothers or sisters, 207 parents, 585 other relatives, 336 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,271 (1,528 male householders (1,457 living alone)), 1,327 female householders (1,126 living alone)), 263 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 396

Size of family households: 1,841 2-persons, 564 3-persons, 1,013 4-persons, 648 5-persons, 238 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,537 1-person, 226 2-persons, 44 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 45 5-persons.

2,317 married couples with children.
1,902 single-parent households (111 men, 1,791 women).

97.4% of residents of Laurel speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 762 (4.1%)
(22.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.4
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.6
State:

4.6

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Laurel, Mississippi:

  • 8no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 7222 bedrooms
  • 2,4263 bedrooms
  • 6474 bedrooms
  • 3015+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurel, Mississippi:

  • 81no bedroom
  • 4371 bedroom
  • 7922 bedrooms
  • 1,3213 bedrooms
  • 2574 bedrooms
  • 1515+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 126no vehicle
  • 1,5081 vehicle
  • 1,1172 vehicles
  • 9323 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 945+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population

Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel in renter-occupied apartments

  • 838no vehicle
  • 1,4051 vehicle
  • 4262 vehicles
  • 3773 vehicles
  • 794 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Laurel, Mississippi:

  • 01 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 153 rooms
  • 4504 rooms
  • 7335 rooms
  • 9256 rooms
  • 7547 rooms
  • 6968 rooms
  • 5279+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurel, Mississippi:

  • 811 room
  • 1402 rooms
  • 563 rooms
  • 1,1084 rooms
  • 7635 rooms
  • 4196 rooms
  • 1457 rooms
  • 1338 rooms
  • 1339+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Laurel, MS household income distribution

  • Laurel, MS household income distribution
  • 741Less than $10,000
  • 805$10,000 to $14,999
  • 751$15,000 to $19,999
  • 697$20,000 to $24,999
  • 177$25,000 to $29,999
  • 441$30,000 to $34,999
  • 304$35,000 to $39,999
  • 312$40,000 to $44,999
  • 155$45,000 to $49,999
  • 498$50,000 to $59,999
  • 513$60,000 to $74,999
  • 778$75,000 to $99,999
  • 221$100,000 to $124,999
  • 86$125,000 to $149,999
  • 205$150,000 to $199,999
  • 245$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Laurel, MS

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Laurel, MS
  • 87Less than $10,000
  • 62$10,000 to $14,999
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 41$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1$25,000 to $29,999
  • 137$30,000 to $34,999
  • 138$35,000 to $39,999
  • 397$40,000 to $49,999
  • 321$50,000 to $59,999
  • 461$60,000 to $69,999
  • 200$70,000 to $79,999
  • 172$80,000 to $89,999
  • 217$90,000 to $99,999
  • 258$100,000 to $124,999
  • 319$125,000 to $149,999
  • 275$150,000 to $174,999
  • 302$175,000 to $199,999
  • 169$200,000 to $249,999
  • 61$250,000 to $299,999
  • 53$300,000 to $399,999
  • 62$400,000 to $499,999
  • 51$500,000 to $749,999
  • 62$750,000 to $999,999
  • 12$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 10$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Laurel, MS

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Laurel, MS
  • 204Less than $100
  • 38$100 to $149
  • 314$150 to $199
  • 33$200 to $249
  • 193$250 to $299
  • 279$300 to $349
  • 82$350 to $399
  • 352$400 to $449
  • 429$450 to $499
  • 129$500 to $549
  • 342$550 to $599
  • 62$600 to $649
  • 88$650 to $699
  • 104$700 to $749
  • 8$900 to $999
  • 55$1,000 to $1,249
  • 144No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 192010 or later
  • 4052000 to 2009
  • 1661990 to 1999
  • 221980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 52Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Laurel population
Laurel commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 128
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,387
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,514
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 1,914
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 1,294
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 96
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 217
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 23
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 69
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 304
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 20
  • 90 or more minutes: 99
Laurel, MS Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 88.8%
Number of people working at home: 129 (1.8% of all workers)

Laurel mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 16,600 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 1,372 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 39 (0%)
  • Taxi: 246 (1%)
  • Walked: 176 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 129 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 American: 693
 English: 335
 Irish: 245
 Scotch-Irish: 200
 Scottish: 72
 European: 60
 British: 59
 Dutch: 43
 German: 42
 French (except Basque): 36
 African: 32
 French Canadian: 11
 Cajun: 11
 Greek: 11
 Italian: 10
 Egyptian: 9
 Scandinavian: 9
 Polish: 8
 Swedish: 8
 Lebanese: 7
 Norwegian: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 68%Mexico
  • 7%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%Brazil
  • 5%Honduras
  • 4%India
  • 3%Pakistan
  • 2%Other Eastern Africa

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,503
  • Other state: 3,435
  • Northeast: 171
  • Midwest: 1,085
  • South: 1,630
  • West: 691

94% of Laurel residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Mississippi.

Laurel:

94.4%
State average:

86.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 84
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 72
  • 5th and 6th grade: 8
  • 7th and 8th grade: 267
  • 9th grade: 203
  • 10th grade: 241
  • 11th grade: 123
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 296
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,443
  • Less than 1 year of college: 179
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,333
  • Associate degree: 305
  • Bachelor's degree: 576
  • Master's degree: 127
  • Professional school degree: 86
  • Doctorate degree: 53

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 77
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 39
  • 5th and 6th grade: 128
  • 7th and 8th grade: 270
  • 9th grade: 44
  • 10th grade: 148
  • 11th grade: 129
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 171
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 1,525
  • Less than 1 year of college: 746
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,010
  • Associate degree: 825
  • Bachelor's degree: 858
  • Master's degree: 452
  • Professional school degree: 71
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 11.7%Males
  • 7.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.2%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 100.0%Males
Laurel marital status for males
Laurel marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,278
  • One, attached: 187
  • Two: 270
  • 3 or 4: 349
  • 5 to 9: 758
  • 10 to 19: 145
  • 20 to 49: 56
  • 50 or more: 13
  • Mobile homes: 277

Median worth of mobile homes: $11,652

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 12.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 8.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 17 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Laurel:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Laurel
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.2%)
  • Electricity (40.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Electricity (63.4%)
  • Utility gas (38.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 296
Here:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

5.6%
Mississippi:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

14.1%
Mississippi:

9.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)