Creston, IA

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Living in Creston

Creston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,713 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Creston is the 50th largest community in Iowa. Creston has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

When you are in Creston, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.07% of Creston’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Creston is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Creston who work in office and administrative support (11.84%), sales jobs (9.26%), and healthcare (7.83%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Creston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.75 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Creston with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.75% of adults in Creston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Creston in 2018 was $25,496, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,984 for a family of four. However, Creston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Creston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Creston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Creston include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.

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

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