Haughton, LA
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Haughton is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,334 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Haughton is the 117th largest community in Louisiana.

7.13% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Haughton. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Public Service industries respectively employ 17.74% and 15.36% of the civilian workforce.

The overall crime rate in Haughton is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Haughton 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. Haughton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Haughton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Haughton may be for you.

Haughton is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Haughton isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 0.97% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.

The percentage of adults in Haughton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.34% of adults in Haughton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Haughton in 2010 was $29,319, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,276 for a family of four. However, Haughton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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