Harvey, LA

Harvey profile

Living in Harvey

Harvey is a medium-sized town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 22,236 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Harvey is the 18th largest community in Louisiana.

Harvey is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Harvey is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harvey who work in office and administrative support (14.74%), sales jobs (8.55%), and management occupations (8.47%).

In terms of college education, Harvey is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.28% of adults 25 and older in Harvey have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Harvey in 2018 was $25,307, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,228 for a family of four. However, Harvey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Harvey is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harvey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harvey residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Harvey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Harvey include French, German, Italian, English, and Irish.

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