La Center is a city located in Ballard County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 844, it is the 254th largest city in Kentucky and the 15941st largest city in the United States. La Center is currently declining at a rate of -1.63% annually and its population has decreased by -3.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 872 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, La Center has a population density of 1,394 people per square mile.
The average household income in La Center is $53,435 with a poverty rate of 9.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is $73,800. The median age in La Center is 48.6 years, 46.6 years for males, and 50.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of La Centerwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.78%.
96.99% of La Center residents speak only English, while 3.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in La Center is White, with 11.88% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in La Center is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.64%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in La Center
100.00% of La Center residents were born in the United States, with 54.86% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.