La Plata is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,453 people and three constituent neighborhoods, La Plata is the 92nd largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in La Plata are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
La Plata is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Plata is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Plata who work in sales jobs (15.73%), teaching (10.16%), and management occupations (9.69%).
Also of interest is that La Plata has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In La Plata, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of La Plata citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.55% of adults in La Plata have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in La Plata in 2010 was $37,972, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,888 for a family of four. However, La Plata contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Plata is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call La Plata home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Plata residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in La Plata include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in La Plata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.