19956 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Laurel, DE (2.92%)
County: Sussex County, DE
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 14,994
Zip code population in 2010: 15,500
Zip code population in 2000: 13,451

Houses and condos: 6,343
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,345
% of renters here:

24%
State:

28%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 19956: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 101.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 148 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.3% ($618)
Delaware:

0.5% ($1,240)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $687 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $491 (0.3%)

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Males: 7,016  (46.8%)
Females: 7,978  (53.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 19956:

For population 15 years and over in 19956:

Zip code 19956 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 19956

  • Zip code 19956 races chart
    • 11,622White population
    • 2,527Black population
    • 46American Indian population
    • 152Asian population
    • 7Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 28Some other race population
    • 381Two or more races population
    • 737Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 6,893
Rural population: 8,100

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $181,800
19956:

$181,800
Delaware:

$226,200



According to our research of Delaware and other state lists there were 59 registered sex offenders living in 19956 zip code as of September 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 19956 to the number of sex offenders is 206 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

38.3 years
Delaware median age:

39.1 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.7 people
Delaware:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 19956, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $40,404 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,404
State:

$61,157

Salary/wage: $35,150 (reported on 85.4% of returns)
Here:

$35,150
State:

$50,642
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.8% for AGIs below $25k, 79.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 78.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 71.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 36.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,209 (reported on 25.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,209
Delaware:

$1,571
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,279 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,279
State:

$6,610
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$7,477 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,477
State:

+$11,439
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 17.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,531 (reported on 12.3% of returns)
Here:

+$7,531
State:

+$12,773
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $10,782 (reported on 8.0% of returns)
19956:

$10,782
Delaware:

$16,790
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,803 (23% of AGI, reported on 21.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,803
State:

$23,216

Here:

23.0% of AGI
State:

19.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 12.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 10.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,575 (reported on 15.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,575
State:

$3,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,582 (reported on 21.3% of returns)
19956:

$4,582
State:

$8,129
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,467 (reported on 25.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,467
State:

$2,231
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 19956, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $40,112 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$40,112
State:

$54,038

Salary/wage: $31,151 (reported on 86.4% of returns)
Here:

$31,151
State:

$44,625
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 103.6% for AGIs below $10k, 78.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 74.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 34.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,559 (reported on 33.1% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,559
Delaware:

$1,734
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $2,213 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

$2,213
State:

$5,362
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs below $10k, 1.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,883 (reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

+$8,883
State:

+$17,328
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$6,193 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$6,193
State:

+$12,191
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$354 (reported on 3.0% of returns)
Here +$354
State -$1,323
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, -0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, -0.4% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,833 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
19956:

$2,833
Delaware:

$3,027
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $8,625 (reported on 0.2% of returns)
Here:

$8,625
Delaware:

$15,466

Total itemized deductions: $16,052 (22% of AGI, reported on 22.1% of returns)
Here:

$16,052
State:

$19,441

Here:

21.9% of AGI
State:

19.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 4.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 11.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,321 (4% of AGI, reported on 18.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,321
State:

$3,727

Here:

4.5% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $6,671 (reported on 71.2% of returns)
19956:

$6,671
State:

$8,958
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.9% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 23.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,921 (reported on 21.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,921
State:

$1,733

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 64.6%
Here:

65%
State:

55%
(% for various income ranges: 55.5% for AGIs below $10k, 66.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 64.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 66.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 79.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$46,892
Delaware:

$57,846
Laurel, DE (19956) map Nearest zip codes: 19940, 19931, 21875, 19973, 19947, 21849.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.5%
Delaware:

48.8%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.5%
Delaware:

6.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,074
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,419


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 157 (41 now married, 116 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,341 (1,535 now married, 1,806 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 19956 with a mortgage: 2,527 (169 second mortgage, 324 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,621

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,279
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S363

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

13.3%
Whole state:

12.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

6.6%
Whole state:

6.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

7.0
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 19956: Shell Bridge (A), Mumford Manor (B), Dickerson Manor (C), Cherry Walk (D), Ellis Wharf (E), Delmarva Christian Camp (F), Laurel Fire Department Incorporated (G), Laurel Police Department (H), Laurel Town Hall (I), Laurel Public Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Center: Route 13 Market Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 19956 include: Bethesda Church (A), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (B), Shiloh Church (C), Epworth Fellowship Church (D), Portsville Church (E), Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (F), Christ Evangelical Church (G), Mount Zion United Methodist Church (H), Trinity Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: New Mount Zion Methodist Cemetery (1), Mount Zion Cemetery (2), Odd Fellows Cemetery (3), Laurel Hill Cemetery (4), Ralphs Hill Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Raccoon Pond (A), Pepper Pond (B), Records Pond (C), Portsville Millpond (D), Horseys Pond (E), Chipman Pond (F), Wileys Pond (G), Trussum Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Holly Branch (A), Hitch Pond Branch (B), Turkey Branch (C), Grays Branch (D), Gordon Branch (E), Gill Branch (F), Elliott Pond Branch (G), Dukes Ditch (H), Thompson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 19956 include: Nanticoke Park Wildlife Area (1), Phillips Landing Recreation Area (2), Trap Pond State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 612010 or later
  • 1,2752000 to 2009
  • 1,4351990 to 1999
  • 9821980 to 1989
  • 5501970 to 1979
  • 5331960 to 1969
  • 3561950 to 1959
  • 3281940 to 1949
  • 8231939 or earlier

Zip code 19956 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Laurel, DE (19956)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 81 bedroom
  • 7022 bedrooms
  • 2,6223 bedrooms
  • 6604 bedrooms
  • 1565+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laurel, DE (19956)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 4812 bedrooms
  • 5333 bedrooms
  • 1444 bedrooms
  • 625+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel, DE (19956) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 176no vehicle
  • 1,0581 vehicle
  • 1,8912 vehicles
  • 6593 vehicles
  • 2394 vehicles
  • 1255+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Laurel, DE (19956) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 192no vehicle
  • 4681 vehicle
  • 5172 vehicles
  • 953 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 275+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $830.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $212,425.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $181,800
19956:

$181,800
Delaware:

$226,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,700 - $266,000

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $230,118
Townhouses or other attached units: $251,625
Mobile homes: $84,848

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 12.4%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 70.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,979

Size of family households: 1,626 2-persons, 936 3-persons, 728 4-persons, 335 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,394 1-person, 265 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 7 4-persons

1,811 married couples with children.
1,168 single-parent households (378 men, 790 women).

93.3% of residents of 19956 zip code speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% very well, 15% well, 21% not well, 11% not at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% very well, 42% well, 9% not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% well, 44% not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 525 (3.5%)
(38.5% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.5%
Whole state:

8.3%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 29%Haiti
  • 27%Mexico
  • 22%Guatemala
  • 8%Germany
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 3%Canada
  • 3%Korea

Most common first ancestries reported in 19956 (%)

  • 20%Other groups
  • 14%English
  • 10%Irish
  • 9%German
  • 8%American
  • 3%Italian
  • 1%Haitian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 2472000 to 2009
  • 1171990 to 1999
  • 244Before 1990

Zip code 19956 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 19956 marital status for males
Zip code 19956 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2.9%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 48%Electricity
  • 21%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 18%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10%Utility gas
  • 1%Wood
  • 1%Other fuel
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 9,283. Population change in the 1990s: +4,168 (+44.9%).

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


60% of the 19956 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Delaware.

93% of the 19956 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 2% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 130
Here:

8.3%
Delaware:

13.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 26
Here:

4.0%
Delaware:

12.2%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 71
Here:

12.9%
Delaware:

20.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 55,179Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 54,489Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 49,409Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 47,969Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 47,604Construction and extraction occupations
  • 45,325Education, training, and library occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 6
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Most common first names in zip code 19956 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12672.3 years
John9273.7 years
Mary8681.1 years
James7871.3 years
Charles6674.7 years
George6372.9 years
Robert5169.4 years
Helen4176.4 years
Elizabeth3376.5 years
Margaret3274.7 years
Most common last names in zip code 19956 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hastings6174.7 years
Elliott4576.5 years
Whaley4276.8 years
Smith3769.4 years
Oneal3671.8 years
Hitchens3475.0 years
West3274.9 years
Brown3273.0 years
Johnson3069.9 years
Phillips2979.7 years
Businesses in zip code 19956
NameCountNameCount
Curves1La-Z-Boy1
Domino's Pizza1Lane Furniture1
Dunkin Donuts1MasterBrand Cabinets4
FedEx1Rite Aid1
Hardee's1Subway1
Kincaid1Walgreens1

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