La Grande is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 13,229 people and five constituent neighborhoods, La Grande is the 40th 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Grande who work in office and administrative support (14.37%), sales jobs (10.40%), and personal care services (8.18%).
La Grande is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in La Grande enrolled in college, La Grande has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of La Grande spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, La Grande is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.16% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in La Grande in 2010 was $25,146, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,584 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 Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in La Grande is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.