Laurel, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

Advertisement

Laurel Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Laurel Content

Also See: Nokomis, FL ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Laurel, Florida - Basic Facts

The Laurel Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sarasota County at latitude 27.1434 and longitude -82.4611. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The formal official name is the Laurel Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Laurel, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Laurel indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Laurel Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.98 sq. miles.

Laurel Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map

Advertisement

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | FL Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: Venice CCD | Sarasota County | Florida Counties

Search the map for:
Advertisement

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

POPULATION

Total Population 8,151
Population in Households 8,151
Population in Familes 5,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,596
Diversity Index2 18
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,154
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 2,425
Average Family Size 2

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,511 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,280 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 874 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,357 (24.6%)
Median Home Value $202,880
Average Home Value $294,738
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,767
Average Household Income $67,240
Per Capita Income $34,390
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.06% 0.25%
Households -0.03% 0.27%
Families -0.21% 0.08%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.

Advertisement

Laurel, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel 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 # 349 62nd
Population Density1 # 442 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 817 11th
Median Household Income # 366 60th
Per Capita Income # 170 82nd

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