Laurel is located close to the center of Iowa. Laurel is between the Marshall, Jasper county. Laurel has 0.25 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Laurel population is 361, which has grown 35.71% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Laurel median household income is $41,111 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 28.35% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 33.56% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Laurel median house value is $55,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 1.45% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 53.09% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Laurel is much better than the state average in quality. The Laurel area code is 641.