Conway, AR
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Living in Conway


Conway is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 65,300 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, Conway isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Conway are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.22%), sales jobs (13.19%), and teaching (8.68%).

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.

Conway is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Conway enrolled in college, Conway has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Conway is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Conway area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Conway citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.05% of adults in Conway have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Conway in 2010 was $24,752, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,008 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 Irish, English, European, and French .

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