Leesville, LA


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Leesville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 6,333 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Leesville is the 74th largest community in Louisiana.

Leesville is a military town: the armed forces employs 7.58% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 15.39% and 15.19% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Leesville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.81 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Leesville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.74% of adults in Leesville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Leesville in 2010 was $20,281, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,124 for a family of four. However, Leesville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Leesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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