MS

National Population : 333,590,059
Mississippi State Population : 3,106,550

About Laurel, MS

Laurel, MS is located in Jones County in the state of Mississippi.

The total City Population for Laurel is about 25,844 with about 436 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 43,244.

The Average Home Value is $88,150.00, which is roughly 4% lower than the Average Home Value of $91,745.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 53% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $38,708.00, which is roughly 1% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,280.00 for the state of Mississippi, and roughly 33% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Laurel is about 10.2%.

Mississippi is ranked #50 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 8.08 out of 100.

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Voting

Jones County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 59.88% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 70.54%
Democratic: 28.3%
Libertarian: 0.56%
Other: 0.52%
Green: 0.08%


Nearby Locations

Ellisville, MS (9.97 mi.)
Stringer, MS (13.14 mi.)
Soso, MS (13.35 mi.)
Heidelberg, MS (14.17 mi.)
Bay Springs, MS (17.20 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 39440, 39443
Latitude : 31.694296
Longitude : -89.150428
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 297 ft.
Area Code(s) : 601

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.63
Male Population Estimate : 48.43%
Female Population Estimate : 51.57%
Median Age : 36.1
Male Median Age : 34.4
Female Median Age : 38.0

White Population Estimate : 60.81%
Black Population Estimate : 35.24%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 6.09%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.72%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.09%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.39%
Other Population Estimate : 3.83%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Laurel specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Jones County: About 6 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Jones County: About 224 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Jones County is about 35% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 22% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.