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Population (year 2000): 8,393
Males: 3,995 (47.6%), Females: 4,398 (52.4%)

Median resident age: 57.7 years
Median household income: $42,186 (year 2000)
Median house value: $137,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Laurel:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.8%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (18.7%), Irish (13.2%), United States (8.4%), Italian (8.4%), French (6.0%).

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Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 5.2 square miles

Laurel,

For population 25 years and over in Laurel

  • High school or higher: 87.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurel CDP

  • Never married: 10.6%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

6.2% Foreign born (4.2% Europe, 0.9% North America, 0.7% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Sarasota, (14.4 miles pop. 52,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Petersburg, FL St. (46.5 miles pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Houston, (906.1 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: FL (2.0 miles Nokomis, FL Venice, (3.4 miles FL (4.0 miles Osprey, Gardens, FL (6.2 miles Venice FL (6.3 miles Vamo, Venice, FL South (7.4 miles FL Plantation, (8.3 miles Gate Estates, FL (8.7 miles Gulf

Latitude: 27.14 N, Longitude: 82.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 941


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.7%), Retail trade (18.2%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.3%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,538 (-18.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 446 (14.6%)

Average climate in Laurel, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Laurel-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 61% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/17/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Laurel city center killed 2 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1958, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.1 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Laurel:
  • BON SECOURS VENICE HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; VENICE, FL)
  • ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; ENGLEWOOD, FL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSPITAL OF SARASOTA (about 10 miles; SARASOTA, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laurel:
  • SARASOTA/BRADENTON INTL (about 18 miles; SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL; ID: SRQ)
  • CHARLOTTE COUNTY (about 37 miles; PUNTA GORDA, FL; ID: PGD)
  • MAC DILL AFB (about 48 miles; TAMPA, FL; ID: MCF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Laurel:
  • VENICE MUNI (about 6 miles; VENICE, FL; ID: VNC)
  • BUCHAN (about 13 miles; ENGLEWOOD, FL; ID: X36)
  • AIRPORT MANATEE (about 35 miles; PALMETTO, FL; ID: 48X)

Amtrak station near Laurel:
  • 9 miles: SARASOTA (I-75 AT CLARK RD.) - Bus Station. Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:
  • MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; BRADENTON, FL; Full-time enrollment: 4,539)
  • FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 2,466)
  • HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 9,630)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA (about 55 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 2,963)
  • EDISON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; FT MYERS, FL; FT enrollment: 5,032)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA (about 64 miles; TAMPA, FL; FT enrollment: 26,221)
  • TRAVIS TECHNICAL CENTER (about 70 miles; LAKELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,057)

Churches in Laurel include: Nokomis Church (A), Venice-Nokomis Church (B).

Creeks: South Creek (A), Shakett Creek (B).


Laurel compared to Florida state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurel:
  • WAMR (1320 AM; 5 kW; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WIBQ (1220 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NOVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWCN (770 AM; 10 kW; NORTH FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WJPT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPTK (1200 AM; 10 kW; PINE ISLAND CENTER, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurel:
  • WSRZ-FM (107.9 FM; CORAL COVE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDDV (92.1 FM; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WJIS (88.1 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSMR (89.1 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WTZB (105.9 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKZM (104.3 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCTQ (106.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIKX (92.9 FM; CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WXKB (103.9 FM; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: WXKB LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCG (98.9 FM; MURDOCK, FL; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSEB (91.3 FM; ENGLEWOOD, FL; Owner: SUNCOAST EDUCATIONAL B/CNG CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Laurel:
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W56CN (Channel 56; VENICE, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W48CN (Channel 48; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W34AW (Channel 34; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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