Laurel demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,38936891
Median age25.439.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)39%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1860%39%43%
Speak English85%87%79%
Speak Spanish9%7%13%
Laurel, DE has a population of 3,984 and is the 7,468th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,389 per sq mi which is 277% higher than the Delaware average and 1433% higher than the national average. The median age in Laurel is 25 which is approximately 36% lower than the Delaware average of 40. In Laurel, 39% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 85% speak English and 9% speak Spanish. 65% of Laurel residents were born in Delaware, 27% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Laurel is 277% higher than Delaware.
  • The median age in Laurel is 36% lower than Delaware.
  • In Laurel 44.00% of the population is White.
  • In Laurel 47.29% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Laurel 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Laurel population breakdown by race

Black or African American47.29%21.72%12.63%
American Indian1.08%0.37%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.05%0.18%
Mixed race5.57%2.76%3.06%
Other race2.06%2.19%4.75%
In Laurel, 9.9% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Laurel, DE demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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