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La Rue, OH

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Overview


La Rue is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 675 people and just one neighborhood, La Rue is the 630th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in La Rue was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, La Rue is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.53% of the La Rue workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, La Rue is a village of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Rue who work in sales jobs (10.30%), law enforcement and fire fighting (9.30%), and food service (7.31%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) La Rue has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. La Rue has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in La Rue than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, La Rue may be for you.

In La Rue, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

La Rue is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

In La Rue, just 7.60% 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 Rue in 2022 was $29,491, which is middle income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,964 for a family of four. However, La Rue contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in La Rue is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.6% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 2.4% have British ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in La Rue are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 19.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 68.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 36.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.1%), and 16.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.4%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in La Rue, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (5.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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