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Laurel is a city in Jones County.
It is the county seat.
The latitude of Laurel is 31.693N. The longitude is -89.13W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 269 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,044.
Masonite Corp. began here and is still a major employer
Sections below provide additional information and links about Laurel demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jones County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39437 ZIP code.
3% of Laurel residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laurel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laurel was $15,561, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Laurel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Laurel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $263. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $640.
Libraries in Laurel include Laurel-Jones County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Laurel include Laurel Leader-Call
TV stations in Laurel include WDAM.
Jones County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurel political report.
The average commute time for Laurel workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Laurel between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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