Laurel, Nebraska

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Laurel, Nebraska

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High Points

Laurel strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 17% Laurel Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Laurel, Nebraska

Comparing Laurel to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 5
Working at Home 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4

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Laurel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 100 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Cedar
Standard Zip Codes 68745
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.429
Longitude -97.089

Laurel Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WAYNE
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.3 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 39 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.6 inches
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Laurel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 986 100%
Male 453 45.9%
Female 533 54.1%
Under 18 230 23.3%
18+ 756 76.7%
65+ 298 30.2%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.91
White 981 99.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Laurel Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 924
Growth -62
Growth % -6.3%

Laurel Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 49%
Swedish 12.2%
Danish 7.5%
US/American 7%
Irish 4.7%
Czech 3%
English 3%
Dutch 2.6%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Swiss 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
British 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Polish 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Laurel 986 $35,662
Allen 411 $40,521
Belden 131 $48,542
Carroll 238 $39,375
Coleridge 541 $41,250
Concord 160 $39,286
Dixon 108 $35,625

Laurel Public Libraries

Laurel Community Learning Center
Laurel, Nebraska
(402) 256-3133

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Laurel High Schools (2004)

Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

Laurel Colleges

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