LaBelle is a very small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,753 people and three constituent neighborhoods, LaBelle is the 280th largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, LaBelle is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.86% of the LaBelle workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, LaBelle is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in LaBelle who work in management occupations (12.99%), farm management occupations (12.87%), and office and administrative support (11.82%).
In LaBelle, just 11.34% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in LaBelle in 2010 was $17,817, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,268 for a family of four. However, LaBelle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
LaBelle is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call LaBelle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in LaBelle, accounting for 55.74% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of LaBelle residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in LaBelle include English, German, Italian, and Moroccan.
LaBelle also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.32%.
The most common language spoken in LaBelle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.