|Location in Maryland|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Prince George's County|
|Coordinates :||39 ° 6 ′ N , 76 ° 52 ′ W|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||25,115 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||2,562.8 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||9.9 km 2 (about 4 mi 2 ) of
which 9.8 km 2 (about 4 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||50 m|
|Postcodes :||20707-20709, 20723-20729|
|Area code :||+1 240, 301|
|GNIS ID :||597667|
|Mayor :||Craig A. Moe|
Laurel is a city in Prince George's County in the US state of Maryland , about halfway between the US capital Washington, DC and Baltimore , the largest city in Maryland.
Size and population
According to the 2010 US Census, Laurel has a population of 25,115; the city has an area of 9.9 km².
Laurel is traversed north to south by the famous US Highway 1 , which connects Key West in Florida with Fort Kent in Maine on the Canadian border. To the west is Interstate 95 , which also runs from Florida to Maine, the Laurels city limits. To the east is the Baltimore-Washington Parkway . In a west-east direction, these roads are crossed by Maryland State Highway 198 (MD 198).
The Applied Physics Laboratory , which evaluates the data from the New Horizons space probe sent to Pluto , is located in Laurel .
- On May 15, 1972, George Wallace , then Governor of Alabama and Democratic Party presidential candidate , was gunned down in Laurel during a campaign rally. Wallace remained paralyzed.
sons and daughters of the town
- Bill Green (* 1960), hammer thrower
- Andrew Maynard (born 1964), boxer
- Tiffany McCarty (born 1990), soccer player
Personalities related to the city
- Barnes Compton (1830–1898), politician; lived in Laurel since 1880
- Breckinridge Long (1881-1958), diplomat; died in Laurel
- Myla Goldberg (* 1971), author and musician; grew up in Laurel
- Greg Merson ( b.1987 ), poker player; lives in Laurel