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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Laurel Park is a suburb of with a population of 2,883. Laurel Park is in Henderson County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Laurel Park offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Laurel Park and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Laurel Park are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$268,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$858
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Laurel Park Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    42.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    42.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    42.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    384
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    6%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    18%
  • 65+ years
    40%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Laurel Park

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,972
National
$55,322
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