is a town located in Sarasota County, Florida
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 8,393.
Geography\nLaurel is located at 27°8'29" North, 82°27'44" West (27.141440, -82.462304)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 15.7 km²
). 13.5 km² (5.2 mi²) of it is land and 2.2 km² (0.9 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 14.14% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 8,393 people, 4,179 households, and 2,670 families residing in the town. The population density
is 622.0/km² (1,609.5/mi²). There are 5,047 housing units at an average density of 374.0/km² (967.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.73% White, 1.97% African American
, 0.30% Native American
, 0.76% Asian
, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.29% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 4,179 households out of which 13.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% are married couples living together, 5.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% are non-families. 30.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.01 and the average family size is 2.44.
In the town the population is spread out with 12.4% under the age of 18, 3.1% from 18 to 24, 16.5% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 39.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 58 years. For every 100 females there are 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $42,186, and the median income for a family is $51,153. Males have a median income of $32,425 versus $27,905 for females. The per capita income for the town is $30,485. 8.4% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.6% are under the age of 18 and 6.3% are 65 or older.