|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Laurel is 29,490. Laurel, Maryland is the 1,327th largest city in the US.
Laurel is located entirely in Prince Georges County.
The peak population of Laurel was in 2020, when its population was 29,959. In 2020, Laurel was the 1,303rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,327th largest city in the US. Laurel is currently 1.6% smaller than it was in 2020.
Laurel has grown 39.3% since the 2000. Laurel, Maryland is growing moderately quickly; it is growing faster than 81% of similarly sized cities since 2000.
Laurel has a population density of 5,839.3 people per square mile.
|1321||Matthews, North Carolina||29,623||28.3%|
|1328||Parkersburg, West Virginia||29,403||-11.7%|
|1331||Garfield Heights, Ohio||29,369||-4.2%|
|1333||Oak Park, Michigan||29,322||-9.4%|
The total voting age population of Laurel, Maryland, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 16,948. The voting age population is 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 9.5% of the residents of Laurel are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Laurel are 53.9% Black, 26.1% White, 8.6% Other, 7.1% Asian, 3.9% Two or more races and 0.4% American Indian. Additionally, 15.6% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Laurel, 7.4% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 11.4%. On a per-household basis, 5.8% of families are below the poverty line in Laurel.
Among those aged 16 and older, 77.0% of Laurel residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.5% of Laurel residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 44.2% have a bachelor's degree and 20.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Laurel residents aged 5 and older, 31.9% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 5.7% speak an Indo-European language, and 3.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Laurel is 4.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Laurel, 21.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Laurel is $78,313.
In Laurel, 45.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 54.7% of housing units in Laurel.
Of all the housing units in Laurel, 6.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Laurel, 22.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 2,300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Laurel is $1,566.
In Laurel, 90.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.