Laurel, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Laurel, Florida - Basic Facts

The Laurel Census Designated Place had a population of 8,690 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 8,690
Population in Households 8,690
Population in Familes 6,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,702
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $53,082
Average Household Income $76,143
Per Capita Income $38,649


Total Housing Units 5,797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,625 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 772 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,401 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $270,097
Average Home Value $390,255


Total Households 4,396
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 2,557
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.75% 0.86%
Households 0.67% 0.85%
Families 0.53% 0.67%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   4.04%

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, 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 # 353 62nd
Population Density # 443 52nd
Diversity Index # 821 11th
Median Household Income # 371 60th
Per Capita Income # 198 79th

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