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The economy of Laurel, MT employs 3,459 people. The economy of Laurel, MT is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Wholesale trade; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 7.98; 2.24; and 1.86 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Laurel, MT are Retail trade (463), Accommodation & Food Service (452), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (344), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($62,609), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,750), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,192).

Median household income in Laurel, MT is $49,839. Males in Laurel, MT have an average income that is 1.62 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,062. The income inequality of Laurel, MT (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Laurel, MT. In Yellowstone County, MT the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 87 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,644. Cascade County, MT has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Montana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Laurel, MT is from the county of Yellowstone County, MT.

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Laurel, MT is home to a population of 6,931 people, from which 100% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Laurel, MT is composed of 6,539 White residents (94.3%), 217 Hispanic residents (3.13%), 135 Two+ residents (1.95%), 40 Native residents (0.58%), and 0 Other residents (N/A). The most common foreign languages in Laurel, MT are German (66 speakers), Spanish (57 speakers), and French (13 speakers), but compared to other places, Laurel, MT has a relative high number of German (66 speakers), French (13 speakers), and Italian (4 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT awarded 329 degrees. The student population of East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT is skewed towards females, with 108 male students and 221 female students. Most students in East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT are White (189 and 57.4%), followed by American Indian (118 and 35.9%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 1.52%), and Unknown (4 and 1.22%). The largest universities in East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT by number of graduates are Miles Community College (123 and 37.4%), Dawson Community College (79 and 24%), and Little Big Horn College (57 and 17.3%). The most popular majors in East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT are General Studies (149 and 45.3%), Registered Nursing (31 and 9.4%), and General Business Administration & Management (19 and 5.78%). The median tuition costs in East Montana (Outside Billings City) PUMA, MT are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Laurel, MT is $161,000, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $151,900 to $161,000, a 5.99% increase. The homeownership rate of Laurel, MT is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Laurel, MT have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Laurel, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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