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 2,413 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Laurel Park: Laurel Park Village.

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Laurel Park, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,413
Daytime Population: Workers 906
Daytime Population: Residents 1,546
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,452
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 2,365
Population in Familes 1,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 863
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $59,733
Average Household Income $77,637
Per Capita Income $37,061


Total Housing Units 1,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 929 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 378 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $285,124
Average Home Value $320,269


Total Households 1,182
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 731
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.41% 1.39%
Households 1.33% 1.32%
Families 2.07% 1.23%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

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, 2017 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 # 290 61st
Population Density # 274 63rd
Diversity Index # 680 8th
Median Household Income # 86 88th
Per Capita Income # 60 92nd

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