La Conner is a tiny coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 949 people and two constituent neighborhoods, La Conner is the 242nd largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in La Conner are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
La Conner is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, La Conner is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in La Conner who work in art, media, and design (13.31%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and management occupations (12.46%).
Of important note, La Conner is also a town of artists. La Conner has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape La Conner’s character.
A relatively large number of people in La Conner telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
La Conner is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
La Conner is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of La Conner citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.60% of adults in La Conner have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in La Conner in 2018 was $32,207, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,828 for a family of four. However, La Conner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
La Conner is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call La Conner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Conner residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. La Conner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.24% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in La Conner include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in La Conner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.