Laurel, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Laurel Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Laurel Content

Also See: Laurel, MS ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Laurel, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Real Estate Resources

The City of Laurel had a population of 18,355 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Laurel is located within Supervisor District 2, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jones County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel: Lawurell.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Laurel, MS Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | MS Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Supervisor District 2 | Jones County | Mississippi Counties

Search the map for:

Laurel, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,355
Daytime Population: Workers 16,639
Daytime Population: Residents 11,792
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,431
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.55
Population in Households 17,748
Population in Familes 14,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 607
Population Density2 1,131
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $29,833
Average Household Income $47,749
Per Capita Income $17,556


Total Housing Units 7,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,321 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,233 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,187 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $85,195
Average Home Value $124,819


Total Households 6,554
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,210
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.14% -0.08%
Households -0.36% -0.16%
Families -0.67% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

Laurel, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 94th
Population Density # 53 86th
Diversity Index # 25 93rd
Median Household Income # 257 29th
Per Capita Income # 242 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.

Mississippi Research Tools

Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Mississippi Census Data
Highest or Lowest: