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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Laurel is a town in Florida with a population of 9,283. Laurel is in Sarasota County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Laurel offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Laurel there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many retirees live in Laurel and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Laurel are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,024
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Laurel 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
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    38%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Laurel

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,517
National
$55,322
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Laurel Reviews

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I love the area and the people and it has perfect weather as well as many school options!
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Though there has been severe weather here in the past, now the area is filled with sunshine.
Lots of good, cheap places to get food and drinks around town.