Moscow is a medium-sized city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 25,850 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Moscow is the 13th largest community in Idaho.
Moscow is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Moscow is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Moscow who work in teaching (14.81%), office and administrative support (11.62%), and food service (10.45%).
Also of interest is that Moscow has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Moscow is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Moscow culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Moscow really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Moscow every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Moscow. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Moscow benefits directly from this.
Moscow, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
One of the benefits of Moscow is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.69 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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Moscow, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Moscow is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.70% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Moscow in 2018 was $24,421, which is upper middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,684 for a family of four. However, Moscow contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Moscow is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Moscow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Moscow residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Moscow include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Moscow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.