The City of Laurel had a population of 18,206 as of July 1, 2018. Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 31.6951 and longitude -89.145 in Jones County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Jones County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.
The City of Laurel (GNIS ID: 2404889) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel: Lawurell.
|Population in Households||17,599|
|Population in Familes||14,046|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||607|
|Median Household Income||$30,445|
|Average Household Income||$49,839|
|Per Capita Income||$18,386|
|Total Housing Units||7,736 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,304 (42.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,227 (41.7%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,205 (15.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$88,094|
|Average Home Value||$136,285|
|Average Household Size||2.69|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.17%|
|Per Capita Income||2.54%|
The table below compares Laurel to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 23||94th|
|Population Density||# 57||85th|
|Diversity Index||# 21||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 246||32nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 222||39th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.