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Laurel, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Laurel, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°53′1″N 92°55′22″W / 41.88361°N 92.92278°W / 41.88361; -92.92278
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Marshall
 - Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,043 ft (318 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 266
 - Density 1,056.7/sq mi (408.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50141
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-43680
GNIS feature ID 0458239

Laurel is a city in Marshall County, Iowa, United States. The population was 266 at the 2000 census.



Laurel is located at 41°53′1″N 92°55′22″W / 41.88361°N 92.92278°W / 41.88361; -92.92278 (41.883720, -92.922906)[1].

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


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 266 people, 109 households, and 70 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,056.7 people per square mile (410.8/km²). There were 122 housing units at an average density of 484.7/sq mi (188.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 0.38% Native American, 1.13% Pacific Islander, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.63% of the population.

There were 109 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,031, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $30,208 versus $17,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,980. About 1.4% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.2% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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