Demographics

People

Total Population4,211
Male Share of the Population42.4%
Female Share of the Population57.6%
Senior Citizens6.6%
Employed Population 16+1,562
Age of the Population22

Families

% of people married30.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$29,350
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,447
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,516

Wealth

Median Family Income$34,332
% Above Poverty Level64.8%
% Below Poverty Level35.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$775
Median House Value$145,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.2%
Irish15.1%
English9.6%
West Indian8.2%
Haitian8.1%
German6.9%
Italian5.4%
Romanian0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
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Laurel Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes19956
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.55
Approximate Longitude-75.57

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)

StationGEORGETOWN 5 SW
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationGREENWOOD 2 NE
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationPRINCESS ANNE
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethel191$77,500
Blades1,366$48,646
Bridgeville2,696$52,500
Delmar1,790$49,125
Georgetown7,123$53,712
Seaford7,572$52,847

Laurel Public Libraries

Laurel Public Library
101 E. FOURTH ST
Laurel, Delaware
(302) 874-3184

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Laurel Public Schools

Dunbar (paul Laurence) Elementary School
499 West Sixth Street
ZIP: 19956
(302) 875-6140
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Laurel Intermediate Middle School
801 South Central Avenue
ZIP: 19956
(302) 875-6110
Middle
Total Enrollment 635
Laurel New School Hold
801 South Central Avenue
ZIP: 19956
(302) 875-6110
Laurel Senior High School
1133 South Central Avenue
ZIP: 19956
(302) 875-6120
High
Total Enrollment 502
North Laurel Elementary School
300 Wilson Street
ZIP: 19956
(302) 875-6130
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Western Sussex Academy
815 Central Avenue
ZIP: 19956
(302) 875-6196
Other
Total Enrollment 6

Laurel Private Schools

Epworth Christian School
14511 Sycamore Rd
ZIP: 19956
Elementary
Total Enrollment 111
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