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People

Total Population 316
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 146
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 41%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,000
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $515
Median House Value $61,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 18%

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

Laurel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles E of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 161 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 50141
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.884
Longitude -92.921

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 MARSHALLTOWN
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.4 inches
Station GRINNELL 3 SW
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station BELLE PLAINE
Distance 32 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ferguson 133 $63,333
Gilman 696 $61,667
Haverhill 204 $71,500
Le Grand 1,041 $71,932

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

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Laurel Community Library
104 MARKET ST.
Laurel, Iowa
(641) 476-3275

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