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Laurel, Montana

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Welcome to Laurel ...

The city of Laurel is located in Yellowstone County<1>.

The location of Laurel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Laurel refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Laurelite or Laurelian.<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Laurel has a population of 6,728 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Laurel.

Laurel is 3,300 feet [1,006 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Laurel is about ¾ mile [or 1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Laurel lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Laurel is located in the (406) area code.

Websites for Laurel ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Laurel had an population of 6,728 people. This is an increase of 0.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Laurel had a population of 6,718 people. This makes Laurel the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Laurel represents 0.68% of the population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,718 people, the population of Laurel increased 7.4% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,255 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Laurel.

Communities Also Named Laurel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Laurel - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Quebec, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (3), Washington (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Laurel.

Communities near Laurel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Laurel.

  • Billings [Yellowstone County]
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    • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Laurel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<7>
  • Joliet [Carbon County]
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    • Joliet [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Laurel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 666 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joliet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joliet<7>
  • Hesper [Yellowstone County]
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    • Hesper [Yellowstone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Laurel
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  • Park City [Stillwater County]
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    • Park City [Stillwater County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Laurel
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rimrock [Yellowstone County]
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      • Rimrock [Yellowstone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Laurel
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    • Edgar [Carbon County]
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Acton [Yellowstone County]
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      • Acton [Yellowstone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Laurel
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    • Lockwood [Yellowstone County]
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      • Lockwood [Yellowstone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Laurel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boyd [Carbon County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Laurel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Laurel.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Laurel. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Laurel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Laurel. See our Newspapers Page for Laurel.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Laurel ...

Looking for more information about Laurel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Laurel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Laurel.

Adding Laurel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Laurel in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Laurel was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Laurel on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Laurel on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Yellowstone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Laurel refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Laurel may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Laurel.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Laurel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Laurel) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Laurel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaurelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6733, Longitude: -108.7702       In this case, the coordinates for Laurel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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