Lacey, WA
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Lacey is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 46,409 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Lacey is the 24th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Lacey isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lacey are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lacey is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lacey who work in office and administrative support (18.62%), sales jobs (9.49%), and management occupations (8.98%).

Lacey is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Lacey, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Also of interest is that Lacey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Lacey is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Lacey citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.56% of adults in Lacey have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lacey in 2010 was $26,909, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,636 for a family of four. However, Lacey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lacey is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lacey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lacey residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lacey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lacey include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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