Atlantic, IA
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Atlantic is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 6,833 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Atlantic is the 56th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Atlantic is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Atlantic is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Atlantic who work in sales jobs (15.77%), management occupations (9.12%), and office and administrative support (8.71%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Atlantic has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Atlantic a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Atlantic spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.21 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Atlantic citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.51% of adults 25 and older in Atlantic have a college degree.

The per capita income in Atlantic in 2010 was $25,346, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,384 for a family of four. However, Atlantic contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Atlantic home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atlantic residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Atlantic include Irish, Danish, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Atlantic is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.

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