Laurel Park, North Carolina

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Laurel Park is a town in Henderson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,835 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Laurel Park is located at 35°18′51″N 82°29′50″W / 35.31417°N 82.49722°W / 35.31417; -82.49722 (35.314074, -82.497219)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.0 km²), of which, 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.74%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,835 people, 930 households, and 606 families residing in the town. The population density was 683.8 people per square mile (264.4/km²). There were 1,115 housing units at an average density of 415.5/sq mi (160.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.47% White, 0.49% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 930 households out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 4.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.42.

In the town the population was spread out with 12.7% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 40.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $52,813, and the median income for a family was $59,118. Males had a median income of $49,853 versus $29,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,749. About 2.2% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.8% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

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