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Laurel Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Laurel Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 1,273 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel Hill is located at latitude 34.8095 and longitude -79.5455 in Scotland County. The formal boundaries for the Laurel Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Scotland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 253 feet.

The Laurel Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584324) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Laurel Hill Census Designated Place is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Scotland County.

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

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


Total Population 1,273
Population in Households 1,273
Population in Familes 1,061
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 531
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 519
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 366
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 348 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 171 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $84,267


Median Household Income $37,029
Average Household Income $45,787
Per Capita Income $17,944
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% -0.09%
Households 0.12% -0.15%
Families 0.9% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.81%
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 Hill, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Hill 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 # 400 46th
Population Density1 # 437 41st
Diversity Index2 # 284 61st
Median Household Income # 463 37th
Per Capita Income # 591 20th

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