Laurel, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Laurel, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel had a population of 235 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 41.8842 and longitude -92.9221 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.

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Laurel, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 235
Population in Households 235
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 936
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $56,843
Average Household Income $63,445
Per Capita Income $26,414


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $119,048
Average Home Value $133,523


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.26%
Households -0.22% -0.19%
Families 1.94% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.41%

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, 2018 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 # 663 34th
Population Density # 343 66th
Diversity Index # 704 30th
Median Household Income # 453 55th
Per Capita Income # 720 29th

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