Laurel is located in south Mississippi. Laurel is between the Jones, Jasper, Wayne county. Laurel has 16.24 square miles of land area and 0.30 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Laurel population is 18,720, which has grown 1.78% since 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Laurel median household income is $28,002 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 12.06% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 25.96% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Laurel median house value is $74,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 44.38% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 41.18% and is 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 close to the state average in quality. The Laurel area code is 601.