Laurel, Indiana

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Laurel is a town in Laurel Township, Franklin County, Indiana, United States. The population was 579 at the 2000 census.



Laurel is located at 39°30′3″N 85°11′13″W / 39.50083°N 85.18694°W / 39.50083; -85.18694 (39.500936, -85.186895)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 579 people, 201 households, and 155 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,434.6 people per square mile (931.5/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 925.1/sq mi (353.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.96% White, 0.17% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 201 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,375, and the median income for a family was $33,625. Males had a median income of $28,846 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,035. About 11.6% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 22.8% of those age 65 or over.

See also


Batesville‡ | Brookville | Cedar Grove | Laurel | Mount Carmel | Oldenburg

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