La Center, WA
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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.

La Center home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but La Center real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, La Center isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in La Center are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Center is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Center who work in office and administrative support (17.06%), management occupations (12.37%), and teaching (8.42%).

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.

The education level of La Center citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.83% of adults in La Center have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in La Center in 2010 was $28,536, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,144 for a family of four. However, La Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in La Center include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in La Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.