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.

Lacey is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (18.17%), sales jobs (9.93%), and management occupations (7.38%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Lacey. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

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.

One of the nice things about Lacey 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.

In terms of college education, Lacey is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.05% of adults in Lacey have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lacey in 2010 was $27,135, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,540 for a family of four. However, Lacey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lacey is a very 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. Important ancestries of people in Lacey include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lacey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).