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Laurel Micro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Laurel Area is 84,960. The Laurel Area population density is 61.69 people per square mile, which is about the same as the state average density of 61.62 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Laurel Area is white, which represent 64.63% of the total population. The average Laurel Area education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 84,960. #413

Population Density, #547

Laurel Area
61.69 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:54,906 (64.63%, #766)
Black:28,313 (33.33%, #61)
Hispanic:3,135 (3.69%, #552)
Asian:382 (0.45%, #733)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):202 (0.24%, #640)
One Race, Other:482 (0.57%, see rank)
Two or More Races:675 (0.79%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:2,776 (88.55%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:42 (1.34%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:291 (9.28%, see rank)
South American:0 (0.00%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

70,871 (83.42%) out of the total population of 84,960 reported first ancestry.

 Laurel Area% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab380.04%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech820.10%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish850.10%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch3140.37%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English6,0837.16%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French9771.15%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German2,7933.29%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek340.04%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian1610.19%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish5,1736.09%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian5260.62%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian670.08%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish1910.22%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese200.02%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian250.03%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,6861.98%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish9831.16%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African4880.57%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish1120.13%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss270.03%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian130.02%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American10,83912.76%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh2060.24%, see rank0.28%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 41,184 (48.47%, see rank)
Females: 43,776 (51.53%, see rank)

Laurel Area
Male: 48.47%
Female: 51.53%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Laurel Area
37.50 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Laurel Area
36.50 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Laurel Area
38.40 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Laurel Area% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years6,0957.17%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years5,9206.97%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years5,8646.90%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years5,9186.97%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years5,4726.44%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years10,51312.37%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years9,97711.74%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years11,45913.49%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years10,83612.75%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years7,1948.47%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 4,3295.10%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over1,3831.63%, see rank1.55%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Laurel AreaMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population55,691, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School12,196, 21.90%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate16,699, 29.99%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree17,620, 31.64%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree5,567, 10.00%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,609, 6.48%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.61, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Laurel Area MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten2,55488.65%11.35%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)9,62493.98%, see rank6.02%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)4,38688.17%, see rank11.83%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College3,76179.05%, see rank20.95%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School68876.60%, see rank23.40%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Laurel AreaMississippiU.S.
Total Households31,275, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.66, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households8,011, 25.61%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households23,264, 74.39%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)22,415, 71.67%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.25, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family15,160, 48.47%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households8,860, 28.33%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Laurel Area%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total67,081see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over32,023100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married10,22731.94%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married17,53254.75%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed9743.04%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced3,29010.27%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over35,058100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married9,65027.53%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married17,04548.62%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed3,96311.30%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced4,40012.55%, see rank12.51%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Laurel Area%MississippiU.S.
Native82,74897.40%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence67,88779.90%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State14,60317.19%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2580.30%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born2,2122.60%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship4370.51%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship1,7752.09%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe1300.15%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia2300.27%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa10.00%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,8512.18%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.05%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Laurel Area%MississippiU.S.
English30,05696.10%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish9132.92%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1990.64%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages910.29%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other160.05%, see rank0.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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