Laurel, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Laurel had a population of 1,006 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 42.4285 and longitude -97.0951 in Cedar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cedar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,476 feet.

The City of Laurel (GNIS ID: 2395644) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Laurel is located within Election Precinct 21, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cedar County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Laurel, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,006
Population in Households 980
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 1,022
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 439
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 281
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $88,690
Average Home Value $105,838


Median Household Income $43,189
Average Household Income $62,766
Per Capita Income $27,348
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.06%
Households 0.9% 0.23%
Families 1.06% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laurel, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 113 81st
Population Density1 # 227 61st
Diversity Index2 # 279 52nd
Median Household Income # 413 29th
Per Capita Income # 255 56th

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