Laurel, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Laurel, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel had a population of 1,008 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Laurel, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,008
Population in Households 982
Population in Familes 806
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 1,024
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $44,703
Average Household Income $64,254
Per Capita Income $27,873


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $99,301
Average Home Value $116,420


Total Households 438
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 279
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.54% 0.28%
Households 0.66% 0.36%
Families 0.72% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2018 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 Density # 228 61st
Diversity Index # 235 60th
Median Household Income # 434 25th
Per Capita Income # 320 45th

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