Central, LA
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Central is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 28,295 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Central is the 17th largest community in Louisiana.

Central real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Central house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Central is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Central is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Central who work in office and administrative support (17.36%), sales jobs (10.46%), and management occupations (9.97%).

Residents will find that the city 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, Central is worth considering.

In Central, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.72 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Central citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.26% of adults in Central have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Central in 2010 was $30,901, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,604 for a family of four. However, Central contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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