Le Mars is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 9,761 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Le Mars is the 40th largest community in Iowa.
Le Mars is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Le Mars is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Le Mars who work in office and administrative support (16.87%), sales jobs (8.69%), and management occupations (8.23%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 15.79 minutes getting to work every day.
In terms of college education, Le Mars is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.14% of adults 25 and older in Le Mars have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Le Mars in 2010 was $26,823, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,292 for a family of four. However, Le Mars contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Le Mars home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Le Mars residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Le Mars include Irish, Dutch, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Le Mars is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.