South Laurel, MD

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Population

27,093

0.523% growth

Median Age

34.3


Median Household Income

$72,878

2.02% growth

Poverty Rate

7.34%


Number of Employees

14,786

2.21% growth

Median Property Value

$317,800

1.83% growth

About

In 2017, South Laurel, MD had a population of 27.1k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $72,878. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of South Laurel, MD grew from 26,952 to 27,093, a 0.523% increase and its median household income grew from $71,433 to $72,878, a 2.02% increase.

The population of South Laurel, MD is 58.5% Black or African American Alone, 15.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 15% White Alone. N/A% of the people in South Laurel, MD speak a non-English language, and 84.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Laurel, MD are Capitol Technology University (224 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in South Laurel, MD is $317,800, and the homeownership rate is 40.6%. Most people in South Laurel, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.1 minutes. The average car ownership in South Laurel, MD is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of South Laurel, MD employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in South Laurel, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Public Administration (1,527 people), and Educational Services (1,472 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,021), and Public Administration ($70,904).

Median household income in South Laurel, MD is $72,878. Males in South Laurel, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in South Laurel, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,878

2017 value

± $3,891

2.02%

1 Year Growth

± 7.2%

Households in South Laurel, MD have a median annual income of $72,878, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,433 in 2016, which represents a 2.02% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Laurel, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 8002.08

  2. Census Tract 8002.06

  3. Census Tract 8002.15

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Laurel, MD was Census Tract 8002.08 with a value of $96,628, followed by Census Tract 8002.06 and Census Tract 8002.15, with respective values of $77,500 and $74,613.

The following map shows all of the places in South Laurel, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.34% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Laurel, MD (1.96k out of 26.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,075 ± 310

  2. Hispanic

    650 ± 211

  3. Other

    484 ± 196

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Laurel, MD is Black, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.8k

2017 Value

± 922

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 8.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Laurel, MD grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 14.5k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Laurel, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,794 people), Management Occupations (1,347 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,340 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Laurel, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Laurel, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,794 people), Management Occupations (1,347 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Laurel, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.65 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Laurel, MD, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($102,813), Legal Occupations ($95,417), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,089).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.8k

2017 Value

± 922

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 8.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Laurel, MD grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 14.5k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Laurel, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Public Administration (1,527 people), and Educational Services (1,472 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Laurel, MD, though some of these residents may live in South Laurel, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in South Laurel, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,751 people), Public Administration (1,527 people), and Educational Services (1,472 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Laurel, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.21 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.6 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Laurel, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($87,917), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,021), and Public Administration ($70,904).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.8% of the population of South Laurel, MD has health coverage, with 53.3% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 5.49% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.53% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of South Laurel, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in South Laurel, MD see 1137 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1126 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1321 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,137 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Maryland see an average of 1,137 patients per year. This represents a 0.977% increase from the previous year (1,126 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.2%

Uninsured

53.3%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

5.49%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.53%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Laurel, MD grew by 0.609% from 11.1% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Laurel, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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Diversity

South Laurel, MD is home to a population of 27.1k people, from which 84.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of South Laurel, MD residents were born outside of the country (8.37k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of South Laurel, MD is composed of 15.8k Black or African American Alone residents (58.5%), 4.18k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.4%), 4.08k White Alone residents (15%), 2.47k Asian Alone residents (9.1%), 454 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.181%), 30 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.111%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in South Laurel, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in South Laurel, MD was 34.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in South Laurel, MD are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all South Laurel, MD residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    8.37k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of South Laurel, MD residents (8.37k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Laurel, MD was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

84.1%

2017 Citizenship

85.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.1% of South Laurel, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in South Laurel, MD was 85.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    15.8k ± 1.12k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.18k ± 1.07k

  3. White Alone

    4.08k ± 433

In 2017, there were 3.79 times more Black or African American Alone residents (15.8k people) in South Laurel, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.18k Hispanic or Latino and 4.08k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in South Laurel, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of South Laurel, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in South Laurel, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of South Laurel, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    495 ± 158

  2. Vietnam

    365 ± 112

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    240 ± 112

South Laurel, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in South Laurel, MD awarded 224 degrees. The student population of South Laurel, MD is skewed towards men, with 621 male students and 148 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Laurel, MD are White (118 and 52.9%), followed by Black or African American (69 and 30.9%), Hispanic or Latino (18 and 8.07%), and Asian (9 and 4.04%).

The largest universities in South Laurel, MD by number of degrees awarded are Capitol Technology University (224 and 100%).

The most popular majors in South Laurel, MD are Other Computer & Information Support Services (105 and 46.9%), Electrical & Electronics Engineering (22 and 9.82%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (20 and 8.93%).

The median tuition costs in South Laurel, MD are $23,472 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in South Laurel, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 14 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in South Laurel, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

224 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,472

Median Private

In 2016, the South Laurel, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Capitol Technology University with 224 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

174

Degrees Awarded to Men

50

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Laurel, MD, which is 3.48 times more than the 50 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    118 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    69 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in South Laurel, MD were to White students. These 118 degrees mean that there were 1.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 69 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Laurel, MD was $317,800 in 2017, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $312,100 to $317,800, a 1.83% increase. The homeownership rate in South Laurel, MD is 40.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Laurel, MD have an average commute time of 33.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Laurel, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$72,878

Median Household Income

± $3,891

9.6k

Number of Households

± 641

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.6k households in South Laurel, MD grew to $72,878 from the previous year's value of $71,433.

The following chart displays the households in South Laurel, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$317,800

2017 Median

± $9,443

$312,100

2016 Median

± $10,417

In 2017, the median property value in South Laurel, MD grew to to $317,800 from the previous year's value of $312,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Laurel, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Laurel, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in South Laurel, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Laurel, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.6%

2017 Homeownership

40.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.6% of the housing units in South Laurel, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Laurel, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Laurel, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Laurel, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

33.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Laurel, MD have a longer commute time (33.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.51% of the workforce in South Laurel, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.94%

  3. Public Transit

    7.05%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in South Laurel, MD was Drove Alone (76.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.94%) and those who Public Transit (7.05%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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