LaSalle is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 8,986 people and three constituent neighborhoods, LaSalle is the 224th largest community in Illinois. LaSalle has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
LaSalle is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, LaSalle is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in LaSalle who work in sales jobs (10.44%), office and administrative support (9.09%), and food service (8.84%).
The percentage of adults in LaSalle who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.36% of the adults in LaSalle have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in LaSalle in 2018 was $26,890, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,560 for a family of four. However, LaSalle contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
LaSalle is a very 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 Black or African-American. LaSalle also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.85% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in LaSalle include German, Polish, Irish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in LaSalle is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.