Donaldsonville, LA
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Donaldsonville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,792 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Donaldsonville is the 67th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Donaldsonville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Donaldsonville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Donaldsonville who work in sales jobs (17.04%), office and administrative support (14.40%), and food service (9.15%).

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

The citizens of Donaldsonville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.64% of adults in Donaldsonville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Donaldsonville in 2010 was $17,468, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,872 for a family of four. However, Donaldsonville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Donaldsonville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.69% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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