Port Allen, LA
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Port Allen is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 5,102 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Port Allen is the 89th largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Port Allen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Allen is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Allen who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), food service (7.88%), and business and financial occupations (7.49%).

Port Allen is a very car-oriented city. 87.91% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Port Allen is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Port Allen has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.

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 percentage of adults in Port Allen who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.03% of the adults in Port Allen have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Allen in 2010 was $27,716, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,864 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 Irish, Italian, African, and French Canadian.

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



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