North Laurel 71 Excellent
North Laurel Livability #133 ranked city in Maryland#11,714 ranked city in the USARanks better than 60% of areas
A+ North Laurel Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F North Laurel Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Maryland
North Laurel
12828% more expensive than the US average
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
North Laurel cost of living
D+ North Laurel Crime Total crime is 5% lower than Maryland
Total crime
2,3758% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 438% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
North Laurel crime
B- North Laurel Employment Household income is 21% higher than Maryland
Median household income
$92,26767% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$39,14531% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
North Laurel employment
C+ North Laurel Housing Home value is 15% higher than Maryland
Median home value
$335,40082% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,70279% higher than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
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D- North Laurel Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Maryland
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
41%17% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average
North Laurel K-12 schools
A- North Laurel User Ratings There are a total of 2 ratings in North Laurel
Overall user rating
79% 2 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
100% 1 total surveys
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Living in North Laurel, MD

North Laurel is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Maryland. The city has a population of 23,590 residents. With a population density of 3,640 people per square mile, North Laurel is well above the nation's average density level. North Laurel is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (40%) and Black or African American (35%). If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all North Laurel residents is 33. 75% of the people in North Laurel (over the age of 15) are married and 38% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in North Laurel, Maryland could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. The best areas in North Laurel and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, weather, education, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Maryland and national averages.

North Laurel, MD receives 67 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #164 in Maryland and #14,313 in the USA. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that North Laurel has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A+) and employment (B-). There is at least one category that did not score well in North Laurel. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: cost of living (F) and education (D-).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., North Laurel has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to North Laurel is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in North Laurel come in at $335,400, which is 15.5% higher than the Maryland average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In North Laurel, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.3% lower than the Maryland average.

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      Source: The North Laurel, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).