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Laurel Hill, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Laurel Hill Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Scotland County at latitude 34.8095 and longitude -79.5455. Scotland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 253 feet.

The formal official name is the Laurel Hill Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Laurel Hill, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Laurel Hill indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Laurel Hill Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Laurel Hill, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,260
Population in Households 1,260
Population in Familes 1,050
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 526
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 522
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 369
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 587 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 354 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 168 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $71,311
Average Home Value $85,381


Median Household Income $32,788
Average Household Income $43,238
Per Capita Income $17,095
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% -0.08%
Households 0.32% 0.0%
Families 1.53% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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, 2014 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 # 398 46th
Population Density1 # 437 41st
Diversity Index2 # 300 59th
Median Household Income # 562 24th
Per Capita Income # 594 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.