Laurel, Virginia

Laurel, Virginia
Census-designated place

Location of Laurel, Virginia
Coordinates: 37°38′2″N 77°30′24″W / 37.63389°N 77.50667°W / 37.63389; -77.50667Coordinates: 37°38′2″N 77°30′24″W / 37.63389°N 77.50667°W / 37.63389; -77.50667
Country  United States of America
State  Virginia
County Henrico
  Total 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
  Land 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 243 ft (74 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 16,713
  Density 3,000/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 51-44280[1]
GNIS feature ID 1469155[2]

Laurel is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henrico County, Virginia. The population was 16,713 at the 2010 United States Census.[3]


Laurel is located at 37°38′2″N 77°30′24″W / 37.63389°N 77.50667°W / 37.63389; -77.50667 (37.634012, -77.506661).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.1 km2), of which 5.4 square miles (14.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.71%, is water.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 14,875 people, 6,288 households, and 3,634 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,713.6 people per square mile (1,048.0/km²). There were 6,522 housing units at an average density of 1,189.8/sq mi (459.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 64.98% White, 24.30% African American, 0.33% Native American, 6.16% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.08% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.15% of the population.

There were 6,288 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $42,128, and the median income for a family was $52,579. Males had a median income of $31,495 versus $30,158 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,893. About 3.8% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

Population history

Source U.S. Census Bureau


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