Laurel Lake, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel Lake, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Laurel Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 3,024 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel Lake is located at latitude 39.3263 and longitude -75.0306 in Cumberland County. 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. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Laurel Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390038) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Laurel Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Commercial, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Laurel Lake Census Designated Place, NJ Boundary Map

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Laurel Lake, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,024
Population in Households 3,024
Population in Familes 2,397
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,737
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 1,101
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 761
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,256 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 713 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 388 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $123,583
Average Home Value $128,892


Median Household Income $45,735
Average Household Income $49,779
Per Capita Income $18,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.29%
Households 0.17% 0.24%
Families 0.18% 0.24%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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, 2015 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 # 345 37th
Population Density1 # 351 36th
Diversity Index2 # 332 40th
Median Household Income # 488 11th
Per Capita Income # 529 3rd

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