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Laurel, Delaware (DE) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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33.4% of Laurel, DE residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 66.3% greater than the poverty level of 11.3% across the entire state of Delaware. Taking into account residents not living in families, 18.9% of high school graduates and 45.6% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 8.2% among disabled males and 10.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 69.6%. For comparison, it was 41.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Laurel, DE

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Laurel:

33.4%
Whole state:

11.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Laurel:

3.9%
Whole state:

4.9%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Laurel:

8.2%
Delaware:

11.4%
Disability rate in this town among poor males (it is 28.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Laurel:

15.0%
Delaware:

28.3%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Laurel:

10.2%
Delaware:

15.7%
Disability rate in this town among poor females (it is 31.0% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Laurel:

13.1%
Delaware:

28.5%

Renting rate in this town among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

69.6%
Residents above poverty level:

41.1%

Poverty by age in Laurel, DE

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Laurel
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Laurel,DE (percentage below poverty level)
  • 69.6%Under 5 years
  • 18.9%5 years
  • 42.1%6 to 11 years
  • 60.2%12 to 14 years
  • 47.3%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 1.8%18 to 24 years
  • 15.4%25 to 34 years
  • 4.7%35 to 44 years
  • 4.8%45 to 54 years
  • 6.0%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 0.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Laurel
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Laurel,DE (percentage below poverty level)
  • 60.7%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 24.3%6 to 11 years
  • 33.1%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 56.9%18 to 24 years
  • 42.4%25 to 34 years
  • 48.4%35 to 44 years
  • 7.5%45 to 54 years
  • 23.8%55 to 64 years
  • 22.9%65 to 74 years
  • 19.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Laurel, DE
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Laurel,DE (% below half of poverty level)
  • 37.8%Under 5 years
  • 31.0%5 years
  • 32.1%6 to 11 years
  • 8.4%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 23.9%18 to 24 years
  • 14.8%25 to 34 years
  • 1.3%35 to 44 years
  • 0.0%45 to 54 years
  • 0.0%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 9.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Laurel, DE

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Laurel, DE
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Laurel, DE (%)
  • 40.0%White
  • 33.0%Black
  • 100.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Other race
  • 39.0%2+ races
  • 48.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Laurel, DE
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Laurel, DE (absolute numbers)
  • 570White
  • 784Black
  • 1Asian
  • 6Other race
  • 532+ races
  • 253Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 39.5%Below poverty level
  • 60.5%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 12.0%Below poverty level
  • 88.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Laurel, DE

Children below poverty level:
Laurel, Delaware:

54.4%
State:

16.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Laurel:

18.9%
Delaware:

15.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Laurel:

45.6%
Delaware:

35.8%
Poor families by family type
  • 13.6%Married-couple family
  • 0.0%Male, no wife present
  • 86.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Laurel not in families by work experience
  • 0.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.5%Worked part-time
  • 67.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 51.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 48.1%Both worked part-time
  • 0.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 12.5%1990 to 1994
  • 18.2%1980 to 1989
  • 0.0%1970 to 1979
  • 6.8%1960 to 1969
  • 19.3%1950 to 1959
  • 0.0%1940 to 1949
  • 43.2%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.4%1999 to 2000
  • 4.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 5.5%1980 to 1989
  • 8.1%1970 to 1979
  • 11.1%1960 to 1969
  • 15.7%1950 to 1959
  • 7.2%1940 to 1949
  • 47.0%1939 or earlier
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