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Laurel, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel had a population of 7,171 as of July 1, 2017. Laurel ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel is located at latitude 45.6739 and longitude -108.7705 in Yellowstone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Laurel (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yellowstone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,300 feet.

The City of Laurel (GNIS ID: 2411634) 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.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Laurel is located within Laurel Division of Yellowstone 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, 2017.

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Laurel, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,171
Daytime Population: Workers 2,030
Daytime Population: Residents 3,459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,489
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 7,108
Population in Familes 5,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 3,364
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $48,882
Average Household Income $59,023
Per Capita Income $24,381


Total Housing Units 3,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,901 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,060 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $183,317
Average Home Value $199,816


Total Households 2,962
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,834
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.9% 1.16%
Households 0.83% 1.19%
Families 0.53% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Laurel, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 161 56th
Median Household Income # 159 57th
Per Capita Income # 251 31st

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