La Pine is a very small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 1,777 people and three constituent neighborhoods, La Pine is the 146th largest community in Oregon. La Pine has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in La Pine, where the median household income is $30,842.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Pine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Pine is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Pine who work in office and administrative support (16.15%), sales jobs (15.66%), and food service (10.11%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, La Pine has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes La Pine a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In terms of college education, La Pine is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.47% of adults 25 and older in La Pine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in La Pine in 2010 was $19,619, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,476 for a family of four.
The people who call La Pine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Pine residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in La Pine include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in La Pine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.