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. LaSalle has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, LaSalle isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in LaSalle are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, LaSalle is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in LaSalle who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), sales jobs (10.70%), and food service (6.71%).

One of the benefits of LaSalle is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in LaSalle with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.00% of adults in LaSalle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in LaSalle in 2010 was $24,277, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,108 for a family of four. However, LaSalle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

LaSalle is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 12.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in LaSalle include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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