In 2017, Laurel, MS had a population of 84.9k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $37,747. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Laurel, MS grew from 84,851 to 84,875, a 0.0283% increase and its median household income grew from $37,204 to $37,747, a 1.46% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Laurel, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (33.9%), White (Hispanic) (3.22%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.853%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.43%). N/A% of the people in Laurel, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Laurel, MS are Jones County Junior College (1,532 degrees awarded in 2017), Mississippi College of Beauty Culture (25 degrees), and Southeastern Baptist College (11 degrees).
The median property value in Laurel, MS is $79,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.1%. Most people in Laurel, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Laurel, MS is 2 cars per household.