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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Plata is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Plata is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Plata who work in office and administrative support (15.54%), healthcare (10.64%), and maintenance occupations (7.26%).
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.
La Plata 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 La Plata, just 7.25% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in La Plata in 2010 was $17,710, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,840 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. Important ancestries of people in La Plata include English, Irish, Swedish, and French .
The most common language spoken in La Plata is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.