La Conner is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 958 people and two constituent neighborhoods, La Conner is the 242nd largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in La Conner 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 Conner is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.71% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, La Conner is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Conner who work in management occupations (13.24%), maintenance occupations (12.54%), and teaching (12.20%).
Of important note, La Conner is also a town of artists. La Conner has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape La Conner’s character.
A relatively large number of people in La Conner telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.89% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One of the nice things about La Conner is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of La Conner citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.13% of adults in La Conner have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in La Conner in 2010 was $29,754, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,016 for a family of four. However, La Conner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Conner is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call La Conner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Conner residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. La Conner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.26% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Conner include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in La Conner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.