Port Allen, LA


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Port Allen is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 5,130 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Port Allen is the 89th largest community in Louisiana.

Port Allen is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Port Allen is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Allen who work in office and administrative support (9.69%), personal care services (9.47%), and food service (9.42%).

Of important note, Port Allen is also a city of artists. Port Allen has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Port Allen’s character.

As is often the case in a small city, Port Allen doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Port Allen citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.98% of adults 25 and older in Port Allen have a college degree.

The per capita income in Port Allen in 2010 was $22,253, 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 $89,012 for a family of four. However, Port Allen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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