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Overview

Introduction to Laurel, Maryland

Located in Prince Georges county, Laurel, Maryland, is 10 miles NW of Bowie, Maryland (center to center) and 16 miles NE of Washington, District of Columbia.

Laurel History

The city of Laurel was formed by carving out lands from the fall zone (the meeting point of an upland region and a coastal plain) of the Patuxent River. The first white settler, Richard Snowden, arrived in this area in 1658. Since then, the Snowden family have owned the land around Laurel. In 1824, Nicholas Snowden set up a cotton mill, which expanded in 1835 with the formation of the Patuxent Cotton Manufacturing Company. Soon the territory evolved as an industrial town and became known as Laurel Factory. The city was officially incorporated on April 4, 1870. It was renamed Laurel on June 14, 1875. On August 29, 2005, the city adopted Laurel in Mississippi as a sister city in order to help it recover from the devastating damages caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Laurel and nearby Attractions

  • Montpelier Mansion
  • Laurel Museum
  • Cabin John Regional Park
  • Laurel Golf Center
  • Anacostia Park

Things To Do In Laurel

The Laurel Museum is filled with information about the city's history. The historic Montpelier Mansion is nearby. The Laurel Golf Center, Gunpowder Golf Club, and Patuxent Greens Country Club are the closets golf courses in the area. Laurel Park, Anacostia Park, and Cabin John Regional Park provide various recreational opportunities. In addition, the city hosts a number of festivals such as the Herb, Arts and Tea Festival in May, and the Riverfest in October.

Laurel Transportation

Baltimore-Washington International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Laurel Higher Education

Higher education is available at The Capitol College, Howard Community College, and Bowie State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,703
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+14,096
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.1%
Median Earnings25+$48,970
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,575
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,477

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,403
% Above Poverty Level90.8%
% Below Poverty Level9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,416
Median House Value$235,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.9%
African10%
German5.3%
Irish5.3%
West Indian4.9%
Nigerian4.7%
Italian3.6%
Jamaican2.9%
English2.5%
Haitian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Polish0.9%
Russian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Czech0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Laurel Almanac

CategoryValue
County Prince George's County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County
Standard Zip Codes20707, 20708, 20723, 20724
P.O. Box Zip Codes20725, 20726, 20709
Phone Area Codes240,301,410,443
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.1
Approximate Longitude-76.88

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)

StationLAUREL 3 W
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationBELTSVILLE
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches
StationGLENN DALE BELL STN
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berwyn Heights3,242$107,576
Bowie57,633$120,919
College Park31,942$97,031
Columbia103,439$123,595
Greenbelt23,623$76,114
Hyattsville18,262$66,143

Laurel Hospitals

Laurel Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
7300 Van Dusen Road
(301) 725-4300

Laurel Public Schools

Bond Mill Elementary
16001 Sherwood Ave
ZIP: 20707
(301) 497-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Chesapeake Math And It Elementary Public Charter
6151 Chevy Chase Dr
ZIP: 20707
(301) 808-8150
Primary
Total Enrollment 300
Chesapeake Math And It Public Charter
6100 Frost Pl
ZIP: 20707
(301) 350-6052
Other
Total Enrollment 576
Laurel Elementary
516 Montgomery St
ZIP: 20707
(301) 497-3660
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Laurel High
8000 Cherry Ln
ZIP: 20707
(301) 497-2050
High
Total Enrollment 1814
Scotchtown Hills Elementary
15950 Dorset Rd
ZIP: 20707
(301) 497-3994
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
Deerfield Run Elementary
13000 Laurel-bowie Rd
ZIP: 20708
(301) 497-3610
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle
13725 Briarwood Dr
ZIP: 20708
(301) 497-3620
Middle
Total Enrollment 905
James H. Harrison Elementary
13200 Larchdale Rd
ZIP: 20708
(301) 497-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Montpelier Elementary
9200 Muirkirk Rd
ZIP: 20708
(301) 497-3670
Primary
Total Enrollment 583
Oaklands Elementary
13710 Laurel Bowie Rd
ZIP: 20708
(301) 497-3110
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Forest Ridge Elementary
9550 Gorman Rd
ZIP: 20723
(410) 880-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 721
Gorman Crossing Elementary
9999 Winter Sun Rd
ZIP: 20723
(410) 880-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Hammond Elementary
8110 Aladdin Dr
ZIP: 20723
(410) 880-5890
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Hammond Middle School
8100 Aladdin Dr
ZIP: 20723
(410) 880-5830
Middle
Total Enrollment 551
Laurel Woods Elementary
9250 N Laurel Rd
ZIP: 20723
(410) 880-5960
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Murray Hill Middle
9989 Winter Sun Rd
ZIP: 20723
(410) 880-5897
Middle
Total Enrollment 595
Brock Bridge Elementary
405 Brock Bridge Rd
ZIP: 20724
(301) 498-6280
Primary
Total Enrollment 445
Maryland City Elementary
3359 Crumpton S
ZIP: 20724
(301) 725-4256
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Maya Angelou Academy At New Beginnings Formerly Oak Hill
3201 Oak Hill Dr
ZIP: 20724
(202) 299-3227
High
Total Enrollment 45
Monarch Global Academy Pcs Laurel Campus
430 Brock Bridge Road
ZIP: 20724
(410) 222-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 527

Laurel Private Schools

First Baptist School Of Laurel
15002 First Baptist Ln
ZIP: 20707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 119
St Mary Of The Mills School
106 Saint Marys Pl
ZIP: 20707
Elementary
Total Enrollment 427
St Vincent Pallotti High School
113 Saint Marys Pl
ZIP: 20707
Secondary
Total Enrollment 454
Faith Baptist Christian School
12700 Claxton Dr
ZIP: 20708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 115
Kiddies Kollege Christian Center
9292 Cherry Ln
ZIP: 20708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Chesapeake Speech
8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd
ZIP: 20723
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
High Road Academy
9705 Washington Blvd N
ZIP: 20723
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
Julia Brown Montessori Schools
9450 Madison Ave
ZIP: 20723
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Phillips School - Laurel
8920 Whiskey Bottom Rd
ZIP: 20723
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
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