Lacombe is a somewhat small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 9,143 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lacombe is the 54th largest community in Louisiana.
Lacombe real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Lacombe house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lacombe is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lacombe is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lacombe who work in sales jobs (13.67%), office and administrative support (11.05%), and management occupations (9.67%).
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!) Lacombe 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. Lacombe has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lacombe than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lacombe may be for you.
In Lacombe, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Lacombe is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Lacombe who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.17% of the adults in Lacombe have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lacombe in 2010 was $23,734, 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 $94,936 for a family of four. However, Lacombe contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lacombe is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lacombe home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lacombe residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lacombe include German, Italian, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lacombe is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.