Onalaska is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,764 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Onalaska is the 658th largest community in Texas.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Onalaska is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Onalaska is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Onalaska who work in sales jobs (19.66%), teaching (8.99%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.80%).
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, Onalaska has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Onalaska a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Onalaska doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Onalaska, just 9.64% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Onalaska in 2010 was $21,897, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,588 for a family of four. However, Onalaska contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Onalaska also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Onalaska is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Onalaska home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Onalaska residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Onalaska include English, Irish, French , and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Onalaska is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.