Bogalusa, LA

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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 construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Bogalusa who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), sales jobs (14.67%), and healthcare suport services (10.69%).

Bogalusa is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Bogalusa have a very low rate of college education: just 9.59% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Bogalusa in 2018 was $16,314, 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 $65,256 for a family of four. Bogalusa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.11% 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 German, Irish, French, Italian, and English.

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