Laurel, MS
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Laurel, Mississippi Info Snack

Population
18,403
Unemployment
7.2%
Poverty
30.6%
Median Home
$93,200
Median Income
$34,114
Median Rent
$703

Laurel SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Laurel, MS Crime Report

925
Total Crimes
5,007.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
113.46%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Laurel
/ 100k People
Mississippi
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 925 5,007.9 2,392.8 2,346.0
Violent Crime 125 676.7 291.2 387.8
Murder 2 10.8 10.6 6.5
Robbery 21 113.7 47.8 73.9
Aggravated Assault 88 476.4 194.0 279.7
Property Crime 800 4,331.1 2,101.6 1,958.2
Burglary 255 1,380.5 488.3 314.2
Larceny 490 2,652.8 1,408.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 55 297.8 205.0 246.0

Laurel, MS Cost Of Living

81
Laurel's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Laurel Mississippi National Average
Overall 81 82 100
Services 94 95 100
Groceries 101 94 100
Health 89 90 100
Housing 47 64 100
Transportation 91 89 100
Utilities 93 97 100

Laurel, MS Photos

Lauren Rogers Museum
Source: Public Domain
Noon Hourc Two Of The Young Workers In Laurel Cotton Mills
Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Laurel in Mississippi

Map Of Laurel, MS

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4

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Population over time in Laurel

Year Population % Change
2020 18,403 -1.1%
2019 18,607 -0.3%
2018 18,661 -0.8%
2017 18,806 0.2%
2016 18,770 0.3%
2015 18,720 0.1%
2014 18,703 0.5%
2013 18,611 0.3%
2012 18,551 0.2%
2011 18,506 -

Race / Ethnicity in Laurel

White
32.5% (5,972)
African American
61.3% (11,281)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.1% (27)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (29)
Two Or More
0.2% (43)
Hispanic
5.7% (1,051)
Race Laurel MS USA
White 32.5% 56.4% 60.1%
African American 61.3% 37.5% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.6%
Asian 0.1% 1.0% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.3%
Two Or More 0.2% 1.3% 2.8%
Hispanic 5.7% 3.2% 18.2%

Gender in Laurel

Female
51.3% (9,435)
Male
48.7% (8,967)
Gender Laurel MS USA
Female 51.3% 51.6% 50.8%
Male 48.7% 48.4% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Laurel for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (1,104)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (1,656)
High School / GED
32.0% (5,888)
Some College
20.0% (3,680)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,656)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (2,392)
Master's Degree
7.0% (1,288)
Professional Degree
3.0% (552)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (184)
Education Laurel MS USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 32.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Laurel, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
13.3% (245,614)
$10,000 to $14,999
9.6% (176,066)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.3% (300,166)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.5% (230,360)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.4% (227,775)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.1% (241,477)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.3% (152,539)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.0% (146,851)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (68,513)
$200,000 or more
2.8% (50,932)
Income Laurel MS USA
Less than $10,000 13.3% 9.4% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 9.6% 6.7% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.3% 12.3% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.5% 11.0% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.4% 13.5% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.1% 17.0% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.3% 11.4% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.0% 11.2% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 4.1% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 2.8% 3.4% 8.3%

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