Shenandoah is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,021 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Shenandoah is the 79th largest community in Iowa.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Shenandoah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Shenandoah is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shenandoah who work in office and administrative support (11.20%), teaching (10.15%), and sales jobs (9.69%).
One of the benefits of Shenandoah is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.74 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.
Shenandoah is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Shenandoah is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.68% of adults 25 and older in Shenandoah have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shenandoah in 2010 was $22,817, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,268 for a family of four. However, Shenandoah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Shenandoah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shenandoah residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shenandoah include Irish, Swedish, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Shenandoah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.