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Living In La Plata, MO

La Plata is a small town in Missouri with a population of approximately 1,000. Retirees are common, as they make up 24% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 44, are older than most cities in Missouri. Most residents own their homes in La Plata, and 34% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $532/month. Over the course of a year, renters in La Plata will save around $3,800 compared to the state average.

Averaging about 24 minutes, the commute time for La Plata residents is faster than around 70% of cities in Missouri. Driving is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 45% of workers, while public transit isn't used. Relatively few residents walk to work.

La Plata has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or GED (35%) compared to the national average. Further, 4% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many La Plata residents work in one of four industries: retail, education, entertainment, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 27% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. La Plata workers bring in an average annual income of around $46K, less than the average Missouri resident. The town's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).


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