Hiawatha, IA
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Living in Hiawatha


Hiawatha is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 7,393 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hiawatha is the 58th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Hiawatha isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hiawatha are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hiawatha is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiawatha who work in sales jobs (13.53%), office and administrative support (8.62%), and healthcare (5.99%).

Of important note, Hiawatha is also a city of artists. Hiawatha has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hiawatha’s character.

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hiawatha spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Hiawatha who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.15% of adults in Hiawatha have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hiawatha in 2010 was $28,808, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,232 for a family of four. However, Hiawatha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hiawatha is a very 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 German, Irish, English, Czech, and French.

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


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