Laurel, Mississippi

Population 18,611

Laurel is located in Jones County, MS. The population is 18,611, making Laurel the largest city in Jones County.

There are 16 public schools in Laurel with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Laurel is high , and there are 29 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Laurel is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Laurel property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Laurel include Sharon, Ellisville and Soso.

Laurel Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 23%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 57.8%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.3%

Crime Rate

50.28% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 298
  • Violent Crimes: 677
  • Robbery: 114
  • Burglary: 1
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 2

Registered Offenders

25.47% Higher than national avg.
  • 29 offenders in Laurel
  • 15.58 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

287 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 12
  • Registered Polluters: 14
  • Superfunds: 13
  • Tanks & Spills: 248


Moderate 4.0%
  • Mississippi unemployment average: 3.8%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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16 Public Schools view public schools

There are 16 K-12 public schools in Laurel, MS and 2 private schools. Homefacts rates Laurel's schools as Above average, with an overall B- rating.
2 Private Schools

Laurel Christian School

St Johns Day School

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Crime view details

29 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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19 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Laurel, MS issued 19 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Laurel, MS issued 108 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $510
  • 1 Bedroom: $660
  • 2 Bedrooms: $770
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,040
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,130

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Environmental Hazards

287 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (409/421)
    Laurel, MS has 97.15% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Laurel, MS is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 5.89 Average
    Laurel, MS is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 49.82°
  • February 52.83°
  • March 59.93°
  • April 67.05°
  • May 74.29°
  • June 81.94°
  • July 82.67°
  • August 82.54°
  • September 77.45°
  • October 66.2°
  • November 57.52°
  • December 46.33°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Laurel, MS

Laurel, MS has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Laurel, MS has no risk of hurricanes.
Laurel, MS has a high risk of hail storms.
Laurel, MS has a very high risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Laurel, MS: $30,096


Unemployment in Laurel is 4.0%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.8% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 54.19%
White Collar - 45.81%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Phil Bryant
  • Sen. Thad Cochran
  • Sen. Roger F. Wicker

City Representatives

  • Steven Palazzo

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

41 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

1 Library view all

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