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.
Another interesting thing about Lacey, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One of the nice things about Lacey is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Lacey citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.79% of adults in Lacey have at least a bachelor's 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.