Onalaska is a tiny town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 616 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Onalaska is the 258th largest community in Washington. Onalaska has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Onalaska, where the median household income is $60,345.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Onalaska is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Onalaska is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Onalaska who work in sales jobs (29.04%), farm management occupations (11.14%) and office and administrative support (9.83%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Onalaska work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Of important note, Onalaska is also a town of artists. Onalaska has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Onalaska’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Onalaska telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.93% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Onalaska has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Onalaska a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Onalaska, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.40 minutes every day commuting to work.
Onalaska is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Onalaska, just 12.01% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Onalaska in 2010 was $22,273, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,092 for a family of four. However, Onalaska contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Onalaska home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Onalaska residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Onalaska include Irish, Scottish, German, English, Italian and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Onalaska is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||332|
|ONALASKA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||69.28%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||30.72%|
|TYPE OF ONALASKA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||69.18%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||0.00%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||0.00%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.82%|
|SIZE OF ONALASKA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||0.00%|
|AGE OF ONALASKA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||30.82%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||29.18%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||10.12%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||29.88%|
|ONALASKA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$211,723|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$831|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $54,000||0.00%|
|$54,001 - $108,000||28.26%|
|$108,001 - $217,000||34.78%|
|$217,001 - $325,000||23.91%|
|$325,001 - $434,000||13.04%|
|$434,001 - $542,000||0.00%|
|$542,001 - $814,000||0.00%|
|$814,001 - $1,085,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF ONALASKA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.34%|
|5 TO 17||19.01%|
|18 TO 24||11.67%|
|25 TO 34||19.11%|
|35 TO 54||23.64%|
|55 TO 64||5.94%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.28%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.97%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$60,345|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$22,273|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||0.00%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Retail (45.63%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (10.04%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.00%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||11.17%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.82%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (26.16%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (97.72%)
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