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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C
Laurel is a town in Delaware with a population of 4,211. Laurel is in Sussex County. Living in Laurel offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Laurel and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    705.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    227.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    751
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,277.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    31%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Laurel

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,362
National
$55,322
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Laurel Reviews

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Laurel is a small town with lots of diversity. It has such a close-knit community, and no matter where you go, you'll always find someone to talk to. Laurel is a very proud town, with great sports teams, especially football. There are dozens of small businesses which get a lot of support from the whole town. There are many community events such as church outreaches, holiday celebrations, weekly flea markets, etc. As the years have passed, the quality of the town has only improved, with much better school facilities and improvements in public parks and in the community.
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Laurel is an amiable town. Many of the residents are acquainted with each other. The schools need to improve with the better discipline of the students. Many of the teachers seem to care a lot for their students. The crime rate is lower than in neighboring towns. The churches are friendly, and many of them hold different events involving those in the community. The fourth of July program and fireworks draw many people from out of town and in the city. The historical society buys many properties to keep the history of Laurel. The library is an excellent place to go and provides numerous events for the public. The library staff is excellent, friendly, and very knowledgeable about any information that one may need.
Laurel is a small quiet town. Certain areas are better than others but it has Trap Pond state park which is absolutely beautiful. I highly suggest visiting there and Laurel pizzeria! Very cute small restaurant and it has amazing food their too. Overall this is one of my favorite places to live. I really enjoy the area