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Laura, OH

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Overview


Laura is a tiny village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 407 people and just one neighborhood, Laura is the 710th largest community in Ohio.

Laura real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Laura house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Laura is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.47% of the Laura workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Laura is a village of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Laura who work in office and administrative support (18.64%), healthcare (8.14%), and management occupations (7.46%).

Setting & Lifestyle

One downside of living in Laura is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Laura, the average commute to work is 36.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small village, Laura doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

Laura ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.95% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Laura in 2018 was $25,176, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,704 for a family of four. However, Laura contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Laura home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Laura residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Laura include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Laura is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more French and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.8% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 35.6% have German 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 Laura are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 57.4% of America's neighborhoods.

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In the neighborhood, 32.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.5%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (4.1%).

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 Laura, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (35.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (8.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (7.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (87.5%) 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 (8.2%) . 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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