Laurel Park, NC

Laurel Park, situated in Henderson County, is a small town made up of 2.7 square miles.

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The town's roots can be traced back to the late 1800s. 

Demographics

The median resident age in Laurel Park is 61 years. The median estimated household income is about $58,000 making it about $10,000 more than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $31,000. The average price for a home in Laurel Park is about $267,000 (2015) which is $107,000 more than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $950 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Laurel Park is 95% White, 3% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, and 1% other. 94% of the population are high school graduates, with 43% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 68% are married, 10% are divorced, 2% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 12% that have never been married. 

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Henderson County

Laurel Park belongs to Henderson County in the western part of North Carolina. The county, named after Chief Justice Leonard Henderson, is a part of the Asheville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area, has a population of 106,700. The county seat and largest city, Hendersonville, has a population of 13,300.

Henderson County borders Buncombe, Polk, Haywood, Rutherford, Transylvania, and Greenville (SC) counties.

Henderson County is made up of 375 square miles. 373 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.

Population

The population of Laurel Park, NC is about 2,200. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.

Elevation

The elevation of Laurel Park, NC is 2,385 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Laurel Park, NC is 28739.

Area Code

The area code for Laurel Park, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Laurel Park and Henderson County have voted mostly Republican, with 63% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 49% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 44% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 7%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Laurel Park is about 4% (2015), making it lower than the state average of around 5%.

Retail, healthcare, and scientific technician occupations make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Hendersonville Time-News and Hendersonville Lightning are the primary newspapers that cover the Henderson County area.