Ville Platte, LA
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Ville Platte is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 6,368 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Ville Platte is the 74th 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, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ville Platte who work in healthcare suport services (18.12%), food service (11.80%), and healthcare (9.30%).

The citizens of Ville Platte have a very low rate of college education: just 7.78% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Ville Platte in 2018 was $13,676, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,704 for a family of four. Ville Platte also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.48% 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 French, German, English, French Canadian, and African.

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

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