Creston, IA
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Creston is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,854 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Creston is the 50th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Creston was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Creston is a blue-collar town, with 38.39% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Creston is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Creston who work in office and administrative support (11.51%), sales jobs (9.54%), and teaching (7.02%).

One of the benefits of Creston is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.44 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Creston are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.05% of adults in Creston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Creston in 2010 was $22,073, 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 $88,292 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Creston include Irish, English, Danish, and Italian.

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

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