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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Laurel is a town in Montana with a population of 6,885. Laurel is in Yellowstone County. Living in Laurel offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Laurel there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Laurel and residents tend to be conservative.
About Laurel...
Population
6,885

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    220.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    176.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,705.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Laurel

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,778
National
$55,322
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Laurel Reviews

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I've been going to school in laurel for many years and I've done many activities with my community. If you are looking for a small town with friendly faces and plenty of food choices, you've come to the right place. If there is a need in the community, neighbors are more than willing to help out. There's family events, good schools, and you can't beat our fourth of July fireworks show. There is a wide variety of churches available, and only a short drive away is Billings. Great town.
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Laurel is not the safest place. There are many thefts that go on in that town. There is also a lot of partying. The academics at the public school are not very good. The teachers don't care if students pass or fail. They are very into their sports and that is it. However, it does have a very small town feel which is nice.
Laurel is a small town, but still has a Walmart and is only a 25 minute drive to Billings. A perk of being here, though, is that everyone is friendly. You get to know a lot of different people by living here.