Salmon, ID
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Salmon is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 3,036 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Salmon is the 45th largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities, Salmon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Salmon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salmon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Salmon who work in sales jobs (15.99%), office and administrative support (12.07%), and personal care services (8.36%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Salmon has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.10% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 10.34 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Salmon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Salmon citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.55% of adults 25 and older in Salmon have a college degree.

The per capita income in Salmon in 2010 was $23,037, which is wealthy relative to Idaho, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,148 for a family of four. However, Salmon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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