Lacey is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 52,592 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Lacey is the 24th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lacey is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lacey is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lacey who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), sales jobs (10.24%), and management occupations (9.02%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Lacey, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Lacey has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Lacey, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Lacey is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lacey a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Lacey 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.
In terms of college education, Lacey is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.79% of adults in Lacey have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lacey in 2018 was $32,270, 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 $129,080 for a family of four. However, Lacey contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lacey is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lacey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lacey residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lacey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lacey include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lacey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.