Laurel Run, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Laurel Run, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Laurel Run had a population of 469 as of July 1, 2016. Laurel Run ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Laurel Run is located at latitude 41.2194 and longitude -75.8446 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Laurel Run (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The Borough of Laurel Run (GNIS ID: 1215398) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Laurel Run population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Laurel Run, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 469
Population in Households 444
Population in Familes 331
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 90
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (79.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 ( 7.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $69,565
Average Home Value $148,828


Median Household Income $40,397
Average Household Income $50,913
Per Capita Income $23,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.02% -0.74%
Households -0.96% -0.68%
Families -1.12% -0.83%
Median Household Income   -0.21%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Laurel Run, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Laurel Run to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1355 23rd
Population Density1 # 1734 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1444 18th
Median Household Income # 1334 24th
Per Capita Income # 1032 41st

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