Median rents nearby range from $857 a month to $1,620.
Curious how your rent compares to others in the Laurel area? The website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks makes it easy to find out. Using data from the American Community Survey, the site displays median rent and income figures by census tract. The Laurel area—the City of Laurel, South Laurel, West Laurel, North Laurel, and Maryland City—is contained by 22 different tracts. The highest median monthly rent in the area—$1,620—can be found in tract 7405, which includes Russett and part of Maryland City. The lowest—$857—is in tract 8002.03, which covers West Laurel. (Note that the figures do not include owner-occupied homes.) The statewide middle range for Maryland—defined as the middle 20 percent of census tracts—runs from $877 to $1,072. Most …
Census figures show that Maryland had the highest median household income in the nation, paced by wealth in counties near Baltimore and Washington, DC.
- Tim Lemke
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Howard County checked in as the fifth most-wealthy county in the United States, with a median household income of $98,953, while several other Maryland counties ranked in the top 50 nationally, according to recently released census results. Maryland has the highest median household income in the nation, and most of the wealth is concentrated in counties in the Baltimore-Washington area, new census figures show. Data from the 2011 American Community Survey shows that Maryland’s median household income was $70,004, nearly 39 percent higher than the national average of $50,502. Other Maryland counties including Anne Arundel, Harford, Carroll, Montgomery and Prince George’s all reported household incomes higher than the state and national …