LaSalle, IL
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LaSalle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 9,263 people and three constituent neighborhoods, LaSalle is the 224th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in LaSalle was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, LaSalle is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, LaSalle is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in LaSalle who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), sales jobs (12.52%), and food service (7.02%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, LaSalle is worth considering.

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 18.18 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of LaSalle are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.27% of adults in LaSalle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in LaSalle in 2010 was $24,969, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,876 for a family of four. However, LaSalle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call LaSalle home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of LaSalle residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. LaSalle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.17% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in LaSalle include Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in LaSalle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.