La Center, Kentucky

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La Center, Kentucky

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High Points

La Center strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy La Center Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% La Center Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% La Center Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 13% La Center Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% La Center Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of La Center, Kentucky

Comparing La Center to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5
Male Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 4 5
People Above Poverty 3 5
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 5
Working at Home 3 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Housing Recently Built 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 8

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La Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 97 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Ballard
Standard Zip Codes 42056
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.076
Longitude -88.973

La Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station BARDWELL 2 E
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
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La Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,038 100%
Male 463 44.6%
Female 575 55.4%
Under 18 241 23.2%
18+ 797 76.8%
65+ 276 26.6%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 928 89.4%
African-American 94 9.1%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated La Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,034
Growth -4
Growth % -0.4%

La Center Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
Irish 11.6%
German 9.9%
English 8.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.1%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
European 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
British 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Greek 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, La Center, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gage (42056)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
La Center 1,038 $36,250
Arlington 395 $28,750
Bardwell 799 $25,500
Barlow 715 $28,214
Kevil 574 $44,688
Lone Oak 454 $35,938
Wickliffe 794 $35,417
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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. New Franklin, Missouri 87.7   32% 21.3% 10.7% 27 $36,875 5.9% 3.3% 1,145 13.7% 6.1 0.4% 6.1
2. Pawnee, Oklahoma 84.1   32.1% 18.2% 14.5% 23 $32,850 5.5% 36.8% 2,230 20.5% 13 0.8% 8.5
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