Onalaska, TX
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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 service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Onalaska who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (10.54%), sales jobs (9.84%), and office and administrative support (9.31%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Onalaska has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Onalaska has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Onalaska than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Onalaska may be for you.

Onalaska 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 percentage of people in Onalaska with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.69% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Onalaska in 2010 was $19,471, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,884 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 33.18% 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 Irish, English, French , and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Onalaska is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.

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