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Laurel Hill, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel Hill is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Okaloosa County at latitude 30.9606 and longitude -86.4578. Okaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 282 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Laurel Hill, but most people and references simply refer to it as Laurel Hill, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Laurel Hill indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 568
Population in Households 568
Population in Familes 475
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 180
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $130,172
Average Home Value $157,461


Median Household Income $38,739
Average Household Income $50,488
Per Capita Income $20,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.33% 2.0%
Households 1.54% 2.1%
Families 3.89% 1.96%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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 Hill, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Hill to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida 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 # 812 12th
Population Density1 # 842 9th
Diversity Index2 # 720 22nd
Median Household Income # 586 36th
Per Capita Income # 583 37th

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