Harvey, LA

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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, Harvey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harvey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harvey is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvey who work in office and administrative support (12.52%), food service (10.84%), and sales jobs (9.94%).

The percentage of adults in Harvey who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.52% of the adults in Harvey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harvey in 2010 was $24,593, 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 $98,372 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 12.44% 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.