Laurel Park is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,321 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Laurel Park is the 294th largest community in North Carolina.
Laurel Park real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Laurel Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Laurel Park is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Laurel Park is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laurel Park who work in sales jobs (20.81%), management occupations (11.60%), and office and administrative support (9.95%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Laurel Park has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Laurel Park a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small town, Laurel Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Laurel Park is a pretty powerful place. 50.22% of the adults in Laurel Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Laurel Park in 2010 was $36,716, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,864 for a family of four. However, Laurel Park contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Laurel Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Laurel Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laurel Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Laurel Park also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Laurel Park include English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Laurel Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.