Ville Platte, LA
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Ville Platte is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 7,264 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ville Platte is the 68th largest community in Louisiana.

Ville Platte is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ville Platte is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ville Platte who work in sales jobs (13.61%), healthcare suport services (11.52%), and food service (9.86%).

Ville Platte is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Ville Platte, just 10.79% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ville Platte in 2010 was $15,114, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,456 for a family of four. Ville Platte also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.01% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

The most common language spoken in Ville Platte is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.

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