West Laurel, Maryland

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West Laurel, Maryland
Census-designated place
Location of West Laurel, Maryland
Location of West Laurel, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°6′32″N 76°53′37″W / 39.10889°N 76.89361°W / 39.10889; -76.89361Coordinates: 39°6′32″N 76°53′37″W / 39.10889°N 76.89361°W / 39.10889; -76.89361
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Prince George's
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Land 2.3 sq mi (6.0 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,230
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (680/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 24-83025
GNIS feature ID 1867305

West Laurel is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States.[1] The population was 4,230 at the 2010 census.[2]


West Laurel is located at 39°6′32″N 76°53′37″W / 39.10889°N 76.89361°W / 39.10889; -76.89361 (39.108858, -76.893486).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 2.3 square miles (5.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 4.29%, is water.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 4,083 people, 1,436 households, and 1,203 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,005.7 people per square mile (388.3/km²). There were 1,461 housing units at an average density of 359.9/sq mi (138.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 84.47% White, 9.33% African American, 3.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.43% of the population.

There were 1,436 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 30.8% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $83,663, and the median income for a family was $86,797. Males had a median income of $51,757 versus $39,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,067. About 1.2% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.