Lake Providence is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,715 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lake Providence is the 104th largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns, Lake Providence isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Providence are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Providence is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Providence who work in personal care services (14.37%), management occupations (9.97%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.45%).
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.94 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, Lake Providence does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Lake Providence is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.16% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lake Providence in 2010 was $11,404, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,616 for a family of four. Lake Providence also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 51.71% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Lake Providence is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Lake Providence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Providence residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Lake Providence include German, African, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lake Providence is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Portuguese.