Wabash, IN


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Wabash is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 10,381 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Wabash is the 76th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Wabash was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Wabash is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wabash is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wabash who work in office and administrative support (11.62%), sales jobs (11.56%), and food service (8.22%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Wabash has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Wabash has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Wabash than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Wabash may be for you.

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 15.22 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Wabash with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.77% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wabash in 2010 was $21,280, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,120 for a family of four.

The people who call Wabash home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wabash residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Wabash include Irish, English, French , and European.

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

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