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A Laurel Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A+ Laurel Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Mississippi
7525% less expensive than the US average
8218% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Laurel cost of living
F Laurel Crime Total crime is 76% higher than Mississippi
Total crime
5,31793% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 1993% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Laurel crime
F Laurel Employment Household income is 26% lower than Mississippi
Median household income
$30,09646% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$19,75134% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%46% higher than the US average
Laurel employment
D Laurel Housing Home value is 29% lower than Mississippi
Median home value
$75,30059% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$54942% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%8% lower than the US average
Laurel real estate or Laurel rentals
F Laurel Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
71%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
22%55% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Laurel K-12 schools or Laurel colleges

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The City Beautiful: Laurel, MS

Laurel, MS is known as "The City Beautiful." The city was founded in 1882 to support the lumber industry in the area. It also became a good location for farming and cotton textiles. The total area of Laurel is 15.8 square miles.

You can visit the Lauren Rogers Museum. This is the oldest art museum in the State of Mississippi. Major employers in the city include Howard Industries, Sanderson Farms and Masonite International. You can use the Amtrak Crescent trains to reach New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta. The Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport serves the area. Clinton Portis and Leontyne Price were from Laurel.

The cost of living is very good in Laurel, MS. Crime is a bit high. Housing is old. Education and employment are sub-standard in this town. Living in Laurel is affordable. You also have access to a number of unique restaurants, like Vic's, Huddle House, Shoney's, Topher's Rock N Roll Grill and The Cajun Kitchen.
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Source: The Laurel, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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