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Laurel
  • Suburb in Maryland

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Laurel is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 29,581. Laurel is in Prince George's County. Living in Laurel offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Laurel there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Laurel and residents tend to be liberal.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$354,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,831
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    244.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    31
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    197.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    267.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,862.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  11%

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