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Laurel is in Sarasota County, in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area.
The latitude of Laurel is 27.13N. The longitude is -82.453W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 8,393.
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20% of Laurel residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $30,485, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Laurel residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Laurel, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $556. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $997.
Sarasota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Laurel political report.
The average commute time for Laurel workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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