La Crescent, MN
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La Crescent is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 4,826 people and two constituent neighborhoods, La Crescent is the 149th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, La Crescent isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in La Crescent are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Crescent is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Crescent who work in office and administrative support (17.02%), teaching (11.04%), and healthcare (8.80%).

Also of interest is that La Crescent has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, La Crescent is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making La Crescent a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, La Crescent has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, La Crescent’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One of the benefits of La Crescent is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.29 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of La Crescent citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.82% of adults in La Crescent have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in La Crescent in 2010 was $25,968, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,872 for a family of four. However, La Crescent contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call La Crescent home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Crescent residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in La Crescent include Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in La Crescent is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Scandinavian languages.

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