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Laurel Lake, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Laurel Lake Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Cumberland County at latitude 39.3263 and longitude -75.0306. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal official name is the Laurel Lake Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Laurel Lake, New Jersey.

The U5 Census Class Code for Laurel Lake 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 Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles.

Laurel Lake Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map


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Laurel Lake, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,002
Population in Households 3,002
Population in Familes 2,381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,725
Diversity Index2 33
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,094
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 754
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 381 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $118,575
Average Home Value $126,227
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,351
Average Household Income $48,678
Per Capita Income $17,739
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.1% 0.11%
Households 0.06% 0.07%
Families 0.0% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.23%
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 Lake, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Lake to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey 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 # 344 37th
Population Density1 # 352 36th
Diversity Index2 # 324 41st
Median Household Income # 468 14th
Per Capita Income # 529 3rd

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