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Laurel

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

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    Laurel is a with a population of 4,311. 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.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $155,600
    National
    $229,800
    Median Rent
    $692
    National
    $1,096
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      68%
    • Own
      32%
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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
      519.1
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      22.6
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      112.8
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      225.7
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      947.9
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      2,933.9
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      90.3
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade A
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      25%
    • 10-17 years
      18%
    • 18-24 years
      9%
    • 25-34 years
      14%
    • 35-44 years
      10%
    • 45-54 years
      9%
    • 55-64 years
      6%
    • 65+ years
      8%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      4%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      11%
      national  20%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      22%
      national  29%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      41%
      national  27%
    • Less than high school diploma
      22%
      national  11%

    Working in Laurel

    Jobs
    grade B minus
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $40,313
    National
    $64,994

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