Sloan, IA


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Sloan is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 979 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sloan is the 271st largest community in Iowa.

Sloan is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Sloan is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sloan who work in office and administrative support (16.75%), management occupations (11.82%), and personal care services (8.47%).

Sloan is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Sloan’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

In terms of college education, Sloan is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.57% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sloan in 2010 was $25,120, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,480 for a family of four. However, Sloan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Sloan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sloan residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sloan include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.

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

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