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.
La Grande is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
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 12.83 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
La Grande 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.
The population of La Grande overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in La Grande, 24.48% have at least a bachelor's 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.