Central, LA
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Central is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 28,529 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Central is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Central has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Central has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Central than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Central may be for you.

One downside of living in Central is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Central, the average commute to work is 30.72 minutes, which is quite a bit 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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