Davenport, IA
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Davenport is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 102,582 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Davenport is the third largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Davenport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Davenport is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Davenport who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), sales jobs (11.41%), and food service (7.32%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.21 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Davenport who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.14% of adults in Davenport have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Davenport in 2010 was $24,914, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,656 for a family of four. However, Davenport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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