Davenport, IA
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Living in Davenport


Davenport is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 102,612 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, Davenport is the third largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Davenport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Davenport are a mix 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 (12.54%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (7.62%).

Also of interest is that Davenport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Davenport 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 Davenport area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Davenport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.70% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Davenport in 2010 was $25,551, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,204 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, Italian, and Swedish.

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