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Income/capita 54%
Household income 34%
Unemployment 37%
IndexLaurelDelawareNational
Income per capita$13,853$31,118$29,829
Median household income$36,335$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,878$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,179$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$27,513$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$20,829$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level35.1%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Laurel is 54% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Laurel is 34% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Laurel is 37% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Laurel is 132% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,220$36,335$72,670
      City
      $40,673$61,017$122,034
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Laurel median earnings by income bracket

      Laurel employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%5.2%
      Wholesale & retail services29.8%8.7%
      Public administration4.1%0.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%4.2%
      Education, health & social services12.9%36.4%
      Other17.2%26.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Parsonsburg, MD250$70,43627%
      Bethel, DE181$64,00016%
      Eldorado, MD58$63,75015%
      Sharptown, MD918$59,2197%
      Brookview, MD48$56,2502%
      Laurel, DE3,984$36,33534%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bloomfield Hills, MI3,984$169,265206%
      Crescent Springs, KY3,986$53,7243%
      Berne, IN3,982$40,61427%
      Dundee, FL3,986$36,45434%
      Desoto Lakes, FL3,982$53,9912%
      Laurel, DE3,984$36,33534%
      Source: The Laurel, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).