Hiawatha is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,199 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hiawatha is the 58th largest community in Iowa.
Hiawatha is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hiawatha is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiawatha who work in sales jobs (12.77%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and food service (8.63%).
Also of interest is that Hiawatha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the benefits of Hiawatha is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 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 Hiawatha are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.92% of adults in Hiawatha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hiawatha in 2010 was $27,294, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,176 for a family of four. However, Hiawatha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hiawatha is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hiawatha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hiawatha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hiawatha include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hiawatha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.