Laurel Park, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel Park, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Laurel Park had a population of 2,422 as of July 1, 2016. Laurel Park ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel Park is located at latitude 35.3115 and longitude -82.5058 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Laurel Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,369 feet.

The Town of Laurel Park (GNIS ID: 2405992) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Laurel Park is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel Park: Laurel Park Village.

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Laurel Park, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,422
Population in Households 2,373
Population in Familes 1,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density1 866
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 1,170
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 726
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,563 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 924 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 246 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 393 (25.1%)
Median Home Value $277,564
Average Home Value $314,057


Median Household Income $57,675
Average Household Income $74,614
Per Capita Income $35,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.7% 1.66%
Households 1.38% 1.51%
Families 2.3% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laurel Park, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Park to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 284 62nd
Population Density1 # 278 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 678 9th
Median Household Income # 88 88th
Per Capita Income # 61 92nd

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