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Population (year 2000): 6,255. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,342 (+1.4% change)
Males: 2,987 (47.8%), Females: 3,268 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 38.4 years
Median household income: $32,679 (year 2000)
Median house value: $85,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Laurel:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.1%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (39.3%), Norwegian (12.6%), English (11.8%), Irish (11.3%), United States (5.4%), French (5.0%).

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Elevation: 3297 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Laurel,

For population 25 years and over in Laurel

  • High school or higher: 85.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Laurel city

  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +385 (+6.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MT Billings, (17.8 miles pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: CO Denver, (487.4 miles pop. 554,636).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: AZ Phoenix, (870.2 miles pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: City, MT (10.5 miles Park MT Billings, (17.8 miles MT (19.0 miles Joliet, MT (21.7 miles Fromberg, MT (23.8 miles Pryor, MT (25.6 miles Lockwood, MT (28.1 miles Bridger, Broadview, MT (30.2 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $55,600
  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $129,000

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 108.77 W

Area code: 406


Industries providing employment: Retail trade (18.7%), Educational,health and social services (17.3%), Manufacturing (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -708 (-11.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 936 (33.2%)


 

Crime in Laurel by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 16.0 0.0 0.0 16.0
Robberies 0 1 1 2
    per 100,000 0.0 16.0 16.0 32.0
Assaults 13 4 8 17
    per 100,000 207.8 63.9 127.9 271.8
Burglaries 12 13 22 19
    per 100,000 191.8 207.8 351.7 303.8
Thefts 342 359 264 224
    per 100,000 5467.6 5739.4 4220.6 3581.1
Auto thefts 4 4 7 15
    per 100,000 63.9 63.9 111.9 239.8
285.2 266.8 232.8 254.0


Average climate in Laurel, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Laurel,
Hospitals/medical centers near Laurel:
  • DEACONESS BILLINGS CLINIC (about 29 miles; BILLINGS, MT)
  • ST VINCENT HEALTHCARE (about 29 miles; BILLINGS, MT)
  • STILLWATER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL CAH (about 35 miles; COLUMBUS, MT)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Laurel:
  • BILLINGS LOGAN INTL (about 19 miles; BILLINGS, MT; ID: BIL)
  • YELLOWSTONE REGIONAL (about 82 miles; CODY, WY; ID: COD)
  • WORLAND MUNI (about 132 miles; WORLAND, WY; ID: WRL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Laurel:
  • LAUREL MUNI (about 3 miles; LAUREL, MT; ID: 6S8)
  • BRIDGER MUNI (about 29 miles; BRIDGER, MT; ID: 6S1)
  • COLUMBUS (about 34 miles; COLUMBUS, MT; ID: 6S3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 6 $18,343 $36,686 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 5 $14,165 $33,996 0 $0
Firefighters 0 $0   35 $3,146
Police - Other 4 $10,705 $32,115 2 $4,561
Police Protection - Officers 12 $36,949 $36,949 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $4,220 $25,320 1 $1,304
Other Government Administration 1 $2,679 $32,148 9 $2,455
Financial Administration 4 $10,501 $31,503 1 $1,271
Local Libraries 1 $2,898 $34,776 3 $2,927
Health 1 $2,493 $29,916 11 $7,116
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,898 $34,776 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $28,060 $37,413 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $3,117 $37,404 0 $0
Streets and Highways 5 $16,713 $40,111 0 $0
Totals for Government 52 $153,742 $35,478 62 $22,780


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel:
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS (about 21 miles; BILLINGS, MT; Full-time enrollment: 3,105)
  • MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN (about 148 miles; BOZEMAN, MT; FT enrollment: 10,380)
  • RICKS COLLEGE (about 241 miles; REXBURG, ID; FT enrollment: 8,670)
  • CASPER COLLEGE (about 257 miles; CASPER, WY; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 322 miles; POCATELLO, ID; FT enrollment: 10,057)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING (about 341 miles; LARAMIE, WY; FT enrollment: 9,665)
  • BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 349 miles; SPEARFISH, SD; FT enrollment: 3,190)
Public high school in Laurel:
  • LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 552; Location: 203 EAST 8TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Laurel:
  • FRED W GRAFF SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 417 EAST SIXTH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LAUREL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 384; Location: 410 COLORADO AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST SCHOOL (Students: 347; Location: 502 EIGHTH AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Laurel:
  • YELLOWSTONE VLY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 38; Location: 400 7TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 11)
Library in Laurel:
  • LAUREL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $124,630; Location: 720 WEST 3RD ST; 15,017 books; 300 audio materials; 650 video materials; 31 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Laurel include: Saint Johns Church (A), Saint Anthonys Church (B).

Park in Laurel: Thompson Park (1).


Laurel compared to Montana state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Laurel:
  • KBSR (1490 AM; 1 kW; LAUREL, MT; Owner: SUN MOUNTAIN, INC.)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KBLG (910 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KMZK (1240 AM; 1 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMQ (1140 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREYBULL, WY; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF WYOMING LLC)
  • KPOW (1260 AM; 5 kW; POWELL, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Laurel:
  • KRKX (94.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KEMC (91.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS)
  • KZRV (107.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KMXE (99.3 FM; RED LODGE, MT; Owner: SILVER ROCK COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • KYYA-FM (93.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KRZN (96.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC.)
  • KLMT (89.3 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS INC)
  • KCTR-FM (102.9 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBBB (103.7 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRSQ (101.9 FM; LAUREL, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKBR (97.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K296EM (107.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KGHL-FM (98.5 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K205CL (88.9 FM; SHEPHERD, MT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KNDZ (105.1 FM; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Laurel:
  • KULR-TV (Channel 8; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KULR CORPORATION)
  • KTVQ (Channel 2; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: KTVQ COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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