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Laurel, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel had a population of 236 as of July 1, 2019.

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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Laurel, IA Housing Affordability Index is 260
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Laurel, IA Wealth Index is 73
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 236 (100%)
Population in Households 236 (100.0%)
Population in Families 200 (84.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 940
Diversity Index2 8
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,260
Average Household Income $69,077
Per Capita Income $28,372
Wealth Index4 73

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $118,478
Housing Affordability Index3 260
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 75
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.14% -0.17%
Households -0.2% -0.38%
Families 1.73% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Laurel, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 659 35th
Population Density # 333 67th
Diversity Index # 665 34th
Median Household Income # 496 51st
Per Capita Income # 618 39th

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