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Laurel is a city in Jones County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 18,548.Laurel is the principal city of the Laurel Micropolitan Statistical Area. Its major employers include Howard Industries, Sanderson Farms, Masonite, Family Health Center, Howse Implement, Thermo-Kool and South Central Regional Medical Center. Laurel is home to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art (Mississippi's oldest art museum).HistoryLaurel was founded in 1882 as a lumber town. The city was named for laurel thickets near the original town site.GeographyLaurel is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.8sqmi, of which 15.4sqmi is land and 0.3sqmi, or 2.09%, is water.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Laurel has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.When using our United States vacation builder to make an itinerary online, Laurel holidays come together around your tastes, interests, and requirements, with us taking care of the logistics.
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