La Center is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 3,125 people and three constituent neighborhoods, La Center is the 163rd largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in La Center are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
La Center is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, La Center is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Center who work in office and administrative support (16.35%), management occupations (10.31%), and sales jobs (8.03%).
Because of many things, La Center is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making La Center a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, La Center has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, La Center’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, La Center does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, La Center is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.43% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in La Center in 2010 was $31,665, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,660 for a family of four. However, La Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Center is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call La Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Center residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in La Center include English, Irish, Finnish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in La Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.