Bogalusa, LA

Bogalusa profile

Living in Bogalusa

Bogalusa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 11,504 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bogalusa is the 38th largest community in Louisiana.

Bogalusa is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bogalusa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bogalusa who work in sales jobs (15.30%), office and administrative support (14.48%), and food service (13.16%).

As is often the case in a small city, Bogalusa doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Bogalusa is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.47% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bogalusa in 2018 was $18,830, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,320 for a family of four. However, Bogalusa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Bogalusa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.53% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Bogalusa is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bogalusa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bogalusa residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bogalusa include Irish, German, French, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Bogalusa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.