La Grande is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 13,026 people and five constituent neighborhoods, La Grande is the 42nd largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities, La Grande isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in La Grande are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Grande is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Grande who work in sales jobs (11.29%), healthcare suport services (8.92%), and office and administrative support (7.72%).
Also of interest is that La Grande has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.83 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, La Grande does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of La Grande are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.48% of adults in La Grande having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Grande in 2018 was $24,985, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,940 for a family of four. However, La Grande contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Grande is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Grande home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Grande residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in La Grande include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in La Grande is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.