La Plata is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,336 people and two constituent neighborhoods, La Plata is the 305th largest community in Missouri.
La Plata is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, La Plata is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in La Plata who work in office and administrative support (17.08%), food service (12.46%), and healthcare (6.94%).
The overall crime rate in La Plata is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, La Plata is worth considering.
Being a small city, La Plata does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of La Plata has a very low overall level of education: only 8.34% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in La Plata in 2010 was $18,163, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,652 for a family of four.
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 English, Irish, French , and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in La Plata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.