Living in Laurel, MS

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Laurel, Mississippi Info Snack

Population
18,508
Unemployment
8.1%
Poverty
31.3%
Median Home
$85,800
Median Income
$31,968
Median Rent
$668

Laurel SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
9

Laurel, MS Crime Report

925
Total Crimes
5,007.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
102.20%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Laurel
/ 100k People
Mississippi
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 925 5,007.9 2,653.7 2,476.7
Violent Crime 125 676.7 277.9 366.7
Murder 2 10.8 11.2 5.0
Robbery 21 113.7 57.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 88 476.4 184.6 250.2
Property Crime 800 4,331.1 2,375.8 2,109.9
Burglary 255 1,380.5 627.0 340.5
Larceny 490 2,652.8 1,555.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 55 297.8 193.1 219.9

Laurel, MS Cost Of Living

78
Laurel's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average
Living Expense Laurel Mississippi National Average
Overall 78 84 100
Services 87 94 100
Groceries 103 94 100
Health 90 91 100
Housing 46 63 100
Transportation 91 90 100
Utilities 95 95 100

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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Population over time in Laurel

Year Population % Change
2019 18,508 -0.5%
2018 18,607 -0.3%
2017 18,661 -0.8%
2016 18,806 0.2%
2015 18,770 0.3%
2014 18,720 0.1%
2013 18,703 0.5%
2012 18,611 0.3%
2011 18,551 0.2%
2010 18,506 -

Race / Ethnicity in Laurel

White
28.9% (5,344)
African American
64.1% (11,868)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
0.2% (44)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.1% (26)
Two Or More
1.0% (192)
Hispanic
5.6% (1,034)
Race Laurel MS USA
White 28.9% 56.6% 60.7%
African American 64.1% 37.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.0% 0.4% 0.7%
Asian 0.2% 1.0% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.0% 1.2% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.6% 3.1% 18.0%

Gender in Laurel

Female
50.1% (9,268)
Male
49.9% (9,240)
Gender Laurel MS USA
Female 50.1% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Laurel for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (1,480)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (2,220)
High School / GED
28.0% (5,182)
Some College
21.0% (3,886)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,480)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (2,406)
Master's Degree
7.0% (1,295)
Professional Degree
2.0% (370)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (185)
Education Laurel MS USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 10.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 28.0% 30.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 22.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 14.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 7.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Laurel, Mississippi

Less than $10,000
12.4% (229,960)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.1% (186,571)
$15,000 to $24,999
19.1% (353,889)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.1% (261,417)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (250,841)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.4% (230,231)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.5% (157,012)
$100,000 to $149,999
3.8% (69,421)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.7% (68,879)
$200,000 or more
2.3% (42,575)
Income Laurel MS USA
Less than $10,000 12.4% 9.8% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.1% 6.7% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 19.1% 12.7% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.1% 11.1% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 13.9% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.4% 16.8% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.5% 11.5% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 3.8% 10.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.7% 3.6% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 2.3% 3.0% 7.7%

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