Conway, AR
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Conway is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 65,782 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Conway is the seventh largest community in Arkansas.

Conway real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Conway house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Conway is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Conway is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Conway who work in sales jobs (13.46%), office and administrative support (13.14%), and management occupations (8.92%).

Also of interest is that Conway has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Conway, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Conway provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Not only is Conway a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Conway 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 Conway 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.

The education level of Conway citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.72% of adults in Conway have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Conway in 2010 was $25,502, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,008 for a family of four. However, Conway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Conway is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Conway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Conway residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Conway include German, Irish, English, European, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Conway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.