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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
South Laurel is a suburb of Washington, D.C. with a population of 28,048. South Laurel is in Prince George's County. Living in South Laurel offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Laurel there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in South Laurel and residents tend to be liberal.
About South Laurel...
Population
28,048

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$329,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,435
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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South 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

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in South Laurel

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,661
National
$55,322
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South Laurel Reviews

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Access to all major highways is a huge plus for living in this area. The intercounty connector, highway 95, and highway 295 are all extremely close and accessible. Also, the metro stop is close in greenbelt which makes going downtown much easier!
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I recently moved to South Laurel, because of School. I wanted to be closer to the school I am attending, because I am a commuter. Ever since I moved here, everything had been going quite alright. There are a lot of shopping centers where I reside. Things are a little more expensive than where I previously resided. Overall, I like it here, it is a quite safe enviornment.
South Laurel is a wonderful place to live. There are plenty of stores nearby to shop at and it is in perfect proximity to a lot of the malls in the area. On the same thought, because of the distance from the shopping centers, it is not very noisy in the neighborhoods.

There are a few potholes scattered around town, but other than that it's a pretty decent place to live.