Laurel is a somewhat small city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 6,791 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Laurel is the 13th largest community in Montana.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Laurel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laurel is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurel who work in office and administrative support (14.94%), sales jobs (10.06%), and maintenance occupations (8.19%).
The education level of Laurel citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.55% of adults 25 and older in Laurel have a college degree.
The per capita income in Laurel in 2010 was $25,179, which is middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,716 for a family of four. However, Laurel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Laurel include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Laurel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.