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Laurel is a semi-small city in Yellowstone County, Montana. It has only two neighborhoods and is the thirteenth largest city in the state. It is the third largest community in the Billings Metropolitan Area. The city is located in the midst of the Yellowstone Valley and serves as an east-west dividing point of the Burlington-Northern Railroad. Daily operations for the city are handed by a mayor-alderman form of city government. It is afairly well-educated city as well, 18.5% of adults (over 25) in Laurel, have a four-year degree or more. English is the #1 language in the city, followed by Polish and Italian. The majority of residents are Caucasian, and the next largest group is Native American. Common ancestries among residents include German, Irish, Norwegian, English and French.
The city spans 2.14 square miles and it is a middle-income community in comparison to both state and national economic standards. The city has a mixed workforce of white, blue and no-collar workers. In 2017, the population was estimated at 6,791 and the population density was estimated at more than 3,100 people per square mile. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Laurel was $52,477 and the estimated per capita income was $25.355. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the community was $177,060, the mean price on all housing units was $151,002 and the median gross rent was $762. Some of the biggest employers in the area are Cenex Harvest States oil refinery, Montana Rail Link, the Laurel School District and Power Grip.
The history of the community begins with settlers who began arriving in the area in 1879. During the early history of the community, a section house was built approximately on what now called Hobo Hill. This section house served as a depot and post office to the growing community. The railroad came through in about 1882 and the population of the community began to boom. The population grew from around 200 in 1882 up to 2,338 by about 1920. In the beginning, the community that would one day be Laurel, was called Carlton. However, in 1883 the community was renamed Laurel.
The Laurel Public School District has three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, though it is a fairly small district it has wonderful schools. Laurel is a unique city with a rich history and varied things that make it special. For instance,the city is home to the Cenex Harvest State oil refinery, and the Laurel Municipal Airport. It is also home to the largest railyard between St. Paul and Pasco. Riverfront Park, in Laurel, is located along the Nez Perce National Historic trail. The city is blessed with low crime rates and quiet streets. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles. Other real estate options include houses, apartments and duplexes for rent, as well lease properties like town homes and condominiums. To begin your home search in Laurel, Montana, call friendly local real estate agent JENNIE GROSHELLE at Call 406-672-7751 today. Do not wait to find your dream home today.
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