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.

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 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 (14.07%), sales jobs (9.48%), and food service (9.18%).

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 rate of college-level education in Bogalusa is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.88% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bogalusa in 2010 was $13,750, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,000 for a family of four. Bogalusa also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.76% 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.