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Laurel is a city in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.
The community was named for the laurel tree.
The latitude of Laurel is 39.099N. The longitude is -76.848W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 20,653.
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11% of Laurel residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Laurel ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Laurel was $26,717, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Laurel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Laurel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $724. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,297.
Libraries in Laurel include Laurel Branch, Maryland City Branch, Savage Branch ... View libraries
Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurel political report.
The average commute time for Laurel workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 11 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Laurel between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Laurel include Bridgestreet Country Meadows, Comfort Suites Laurel Lakes, Days Inn & Suites Laurel, Econo Lodge Laurel Racetrack, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Knights Inn-Laurel, Motel 6, Quality Inn & Suites ... More hotels.
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