Hiawatha, IA
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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.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiawatha who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), sales jobs (12.39%), and food service (8.48%).

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 18.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Hiawatha is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.33% of adults in Hiawatha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hiawatha in 2010 was $28,634, which is wealthy relative to Iowa, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,536 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hiawatha include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Czech.

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

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