Buras, LA
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Buras is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 962 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Buras is the 225th largest community in Louisiana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Buras, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Buras, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Buras’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Buras does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $43,472.00.

Buras is a blue-collar town, with 46.93% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Buras is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buras who work in sales jobs (12.26%), farm management occupations (11.56%), and food service (10.38%).

Overall, Buras’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Buras is worth considering.

Buras is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

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

The percentage of people in Buras with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.57% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Buras in 2010 was $23,461, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,844 for a family of four.

The people who call Buras home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buras residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Buras include German, Yugoslavian, Irish, and Croatian.

The most common language spoken in Buras is English. Other important languages spoken here include Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) and Vietnamese.

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