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Laurel, Iowa - Basic Facts

Laurel is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Laurel.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Marshall County at latitude 41.8842 and longitude -92.9221. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel (see map) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Laurel, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 249
Population in Households 249
Population in Familes 212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 992
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 114
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $98,529
Average Home Value $125,815


Median Household Income $56,292
Average Household Income $63,242
Per Capita Income $25,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.97% 0.63%
Households 1.06% 0.52%
Families 5.39% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Laurel, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 653 35th
Population Density1 # 307 70th
Diversity Index2 # 713 31st
Median Household Income # 317 69th
Per Capita Income # 489 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.