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People

Total Population 3,916
Male Share of the Population 41.3%
Female Share of the Population 58.7%
Senior Citizens 8.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,546
Age of the Population 27

Families

% of people married 32.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,781
% Above Poverty Level 65.3%
% Below Poverty Level 34.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $593
Median House Value $134,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Laurel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles SE of Bowie, Maryland (center to center)
Nearest Large City 76 miles SE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 19956
Phone Area Codes 302
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.556
Longitude -75.571

Laurel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GEORGETOWN 5 SW
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station GREENWOOD 2 NE
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station PRINCESS ANNE
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bethel 171 $74,063
Blades 1,303 $35,595
Bridgeville 2,364 $59,792
Delmar 1,784 $50,893
Georgetown 6,775 $37,233
Seaford 7,290 $38,411

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Laurel Public Libraries

Library
Laurel Public Library
101 EAST FOURTH STREET
Laurel, Delaware
(302) 875-3184

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Laurel High Schools

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LAUREL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
1133 SOUTH CENTRAL AVENUE
302-875-6120
Serves 497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

WESTERN SUSSEX ACADEMY
815 CENTRAL AVENUE
302-875-6196
A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

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