La Salle - Gilcrest is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 5,056 people and just one neighborhood, La Salle - Gilcrest is the 89th largest community in Colorado.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, La Salle - Gilcrest is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.91% of the La Salle - Gilcrest workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, La Salle - Gilcrest is a town of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Salle - Gilcrest who work in management occupations (10.58%), food service (9.77%), and office and administrative support (8.33%).
Also of interest is that La Salle - Gilcrest has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small town, La Salle - Gilcrest does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of La Salle - Gilcrest rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.30% of adults 25 and older in La Salle - Gilcrest have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in La Salle - Gilcrest in 2018 was $30,162, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,648 for a family of four. However, La Salle - Gilcrest contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Salle - Gilcrest is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call La Salle - Gilcrest home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Salle - Gilcrest residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. La Salle - Gilcrest also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Salle - Gilcrest include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in La Salle - Gilcrest is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in La Salle - Gilcrest are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 58.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.7% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 54.6% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 36.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (25.8%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (28.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in La Salle - Gilcrest, CO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (33.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (22.6%), and residents who report English roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.3%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.