Laurel, MT Profile: Facts & Data


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Laurel, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Laurel had a population of 7,247 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 7,247
Population in Households 7,182
Population in Familes 5,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 3,399
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,128
Average Household Income $61,977
Per Capita Income $25,733


Total Housing Units 3,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,015 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 995 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $189,469
Average Home Value $213,380


Total Households 3,009
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,868
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 0.92% 1.13%
Households 0.92% 1.15%
Families 0.69% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

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, 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 # 17 96th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 155 59th
Median Household Income # 147 60th
Per Capita Income # 240 34th

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