|• Total||5.12 km2 (1.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||871 m (2,858 ft)|
|• Density||32/km2 (83/sq mi)|
|Surrounded by||Juriens, Moiry, Mont-la-Ville|
|Website||website missing |
Profile (in French), SFSO statistics
La Praz is first mentioned in 1276 as li Pra.
La Praz has an area, as of 2009[update], of 5.1 square kilometers (2.0 sq mi). Of this area, 2.34 km2 (0.90 sq mi) or 45.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi) or 51.0% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 0.17 km2 (0.066 sq mi) or 3.3% is settled (buildings or roads).
Of the built up area, housing and buildings made up 1.8% and transportation infrastructure made up 1.6%. Out of the forested land, 48.0% of the total land area is heavily forested and 2.9% is covered with orchards or small clusters of trees. Of the agricultural land, 11.3% is used for growing crops and 18.9% is pastures and 15.0% is used for alpine pastures.
The municipality consists of the linear village of La Praz.
Coat of arms
La Praz has a population (as of December 2017[update]) of 161. As of 2008[update], 3.9% of the population are resident foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years (1999–2009 ) the population has changed at a rate of 26.9%. It has changed at a rate of 23.8% due to migration and at a rate of 2.3% due to births and deaths.
The age distribution, as of 2009[update], in La Praz is; 22 children or 13.3% of the population are between 0 and 9 years old and 25 teenagers or 15.2% are between 10 and 19. Of the adult population, 20 people or 12.1% of the population are between 20 and 29 years old. 22 people or 13.3% are between 30 and 39, 22 people or 13.3% are between 40 and 49, and 22 people or 13.3% are between 50 and 59. The senior population distribution is 14 people or 8.5% of the population are between 60 and 69 years old, 11 people or 6.7% are between 70 and 79, there are 7 people or 4.2% who are between 80 and 89.
As of 2000[update], there were 50 private households in the municipality, and an average of 2.3 persons per household. There were 16 households that consist of only one person and 4 households with five or more people. Out of a total of 51 households that answered this question, 31.4% were households made up of just one person. Of the rest of the households, there are 14 married couples without children, 14 married couples with children There were 5 single parents with a child or children. There was 1 household that was made up of unrelated people and 1 household that was made up of some sort of institution or another collective housing.
In 2000[update] there were 31 single family homes (or 60.8% of the total) out of a total of 51 inhabited buildings. There were 7 multi-family buildings (13.7%), along with 11 multi-purpose buildings that were mostly used for housing (21.6%) and 2 other use buildings (commercial or industrial) that also had some housing (3.9%).
In 2000[update], a total of 48 apartments (76.2% of the total) were permanently occupied, while 10 apartments (15.9%) were seasonally occupied and 5 apartments (7.9%) were empty. As of 2009[update], the construction rate of new housing units was 0 new units per 1000 residents. The vacancy rate for the municipality, in 2010[update], was 0%.
In the 2007 federal election the most popular party was the SVP which received 36.84% of the vote. The next three most popular parties were the SP (16.18%), the Green Party (12.67%) and the FDP (11.89%). In the federal election, a total of 59 votes were cast, and the voter turnout was 51.3%.
As of 2010[update], La Praz had an unemployment rate of 5.2%. As of 2008[update], there were 11 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 5 businesses involved in this sector. 1 person was employed in the secondary sector and there was 1 business in this sector. 4 people were employed in the tertiary sector, with 3 businesses in this sector. There were 59 residents of the municipality who were employed in some capacity, of which females made up 40.7% of the workforce.
In 2008[update] the total number of full-time equivalent jobs was 14. The number of jobs in the primary sector was 9, all of which were in agriculture. The number of jobs in the secondary sector was 1, all of which were in construction. The number of jobs in the tertiary sector was 4. In the tertiary sector; 2 or 50.0% were in wholesale or retail sales or the repair of motor vehicles, 1 was in a hotel or restaurant, .
From the 2000 census[update], 12 or 10.3% were Roman Catholic, while 83 or 70.9% belonged to the Swiss Reformed Church. Of the rest of the population, there were 10 individuals (or about 8.55% of the population) who belonged to another Christian church. 9 (or about 7.69% of the population) belonged to no church, are agnostic or atheist, and 8 individuals (or about 6.84% of the population) did not answer the question.
In La Praz about 54 or (46.2%) of the population have completed non-mandatory upper secondary education, and 9 or (7.7%) have completed additional higher education (either university or a Fachhochschule). Of the 9 who completed tertiary schooling, 55.6% were Swiss men, 44.4% were Swiss women.
In the 2009/2010 school year there were a total of 22 students in the La Praz school district. In the Vaud cantonal school system, two years of non-obligatory pre-school are provided by the political districts. During the school year, the political district provided pre-school care for a total of 578 children of which 359 children (62.1%) received subsidized pre-school care. The canton's primary school program requires students to attend for four years. There were 11 students in the municipal primary school program. The obligatory lower secondary school program lasts for six years and there were 11 students in those schools.
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