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Laurel is a town in Sussex County, in the Seaford metro area.

The latitude of Laurel is 38.556N. The longitude is -75.571W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,752.


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Median household income
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$28,321
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Laurel demographic reports
Laurel is on Broad Creek.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 61. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 16.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Nearby parks & recreation: Trap Pond State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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8% of Laurel residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $13,594, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Laurel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Laurel include Laurel Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Laurel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $264.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $601.


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Libraries in Laurel include Laurel Public Library ... View libraries

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Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurel political report.

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The average commute time for Laurel workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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