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Laurel, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel had a population of 253 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 41.8841 and longitude -92.9222 in Marshall County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marshall County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Laurel (GNIS ID: 2395643) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Laurel is located within Township of Jefferson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marshall County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Laurel, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 253
Population in Households 253
Population in Familes 215
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,008
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 115
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $111,250
Average Home Value $133,421


Median Household Income $56,386
Average Household Income $62,618
Per Capita Income $25,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.91% 0.62%
Households 0.86% 0.69%
Families 3.84% 0.49%
Median Household Income   3.52%
Per Capita Income   2.55%
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, 2016 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 # 651 36th
Population Density1 # 294 71st
Diversity Index2 # 668 35th
Median Household Income # 335 67th
Per Capita Income # 610 40th

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