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La Center is a city in Ballard County, in the Paducah metro area.
La Center is in the Jackson Purchase region.
So named because of its location in the approximate center of the county
The latitude of La Center is 37.076N. The longitude is -88.973W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 367 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,026.
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11% of La Center residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Center was $14,317, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of La Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in La Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $218. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $592.
Ballard County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Center political report.
The average commute time for La Center workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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