Harvey, LA

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Harvey profile

Living in Harvey

Harvey is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 20,523 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Harvey is the 20th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Harvey is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harvey is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvey who work in office and administrative support (13.24%), sales jobs (10.43%), and food service (8.70%).

The percentage of adults in Harvey with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.23% of adults in Harvey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harvey in 2010 was $23,201, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,804 for a family of four. However, Harvey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harvey is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harvey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harvey residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Harvey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.55% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harvey include French, Italian, German, Irish, and English.

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