Laurel, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel, Florida - Basic Facts

The Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 8,722 as of July 1, 2017. Laurel ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 27.1434 and longitude -82.4611 in Sarasota County. 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. Sarasota County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Laurel Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403223) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Laurel Census Designated Place is located within Venice CCD of Sarasota 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, 2017.

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Laurel, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,722
Daytime Population: Workers 1,902
Daytime Population: Residents 5,031
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 8,722
Population in Familes 6,379
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,708
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $54,472
Average Household Income $78,423
Per Capita Income $39,804


Total Housing Units 5,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,455 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 957 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,346 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $251,586
Average Home Value $338,958


Total Households 4,412
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 2,573
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 1.12%
Households 0.81% 1.07%
Families 0.69% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Laurel, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 350 62nd
Population Density # 444 52nd
Diversity Index # 823 10th
Median Household Income # 307 67th
Per Capita Income # 164 82nd

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