Laurel, New York

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Laurel, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Laurel Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Laurel Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Laurel College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Laurel Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Laurel Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 12% Laurel People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 14% Laurel Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Laurel, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 6
Age of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 8 9
Racial Diversity 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 7
College Educated Adults 10 7
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 5
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 8 7
Short Commute Times 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 9
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4
Affordability of Rents 1 3

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Laurel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of West Haven, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 75 miles E of New York, New York
County Suffolk
Standard Zip Codes 11948
Phone Area Codes 631
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.969
Longitude -72.562

Laurel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 66 to 80 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
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Laurel Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,188 100%
Male 601 50.6%
Female 587 49.4%
Under 18 276 23.2%
18+ 912 76.8%
65+ 226 19%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 1,153 97.1%
African-American 15 1.3%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 16 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 28 2.4%

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
Italian 18.3%
Irish 16.8%
German 16.1%
Polish 15.1%
English 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
US/American 2.6%
Scottish 1.7%
Swedish 1.4%
Russian 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Ukrainian 1%
Lithuanian 1%
Austrian 1%
Greek 0.8%
Turkish 0.7%
European 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Slovene 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Laurel 1,188 $67,000
Aquebogue 2,254 $60,375
Cutchogue 2,849 $71,611
Flanders 3,646 $49,031
Jamesport 1,526 $80,748
Mattituck 4,198 $63,370
New Suffolk 337 $74,688
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