Laurel, DE
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Laurel is a very small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 4,075 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Laurel is the 16th largest community in Delaware.

Laurel is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Laurel is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurel who work in sales jobs (10.87%), office and administrative support (10.54%), and healthcare suport services (8.73%).

Laurel is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Laurel with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.52% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Laurel in 2010 was $13,476, which is low income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,904 for a family of four. Laurel also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.75% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Laurel is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Laurel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laurel residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Laurel include English, Haitian, Irish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Laurel is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and Spanish.