Bogalusa, LA
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Bogalusa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 11,933 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Bogalusa is the 38th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bogalusa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bogalusa is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bogalusa who work in office and administrative support (12.83%), sales jobs (11.19%), and food service (11.04%).

Being a small city, Bogalusa does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Bogalusa, just 9.98% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bogalusa in 2010 was $14,012, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,048 for a family of four. Bogalusa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.65% 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 , and Italian.

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