Colby, KS
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Colby is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 5,417 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Colby is the 60th largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities, Colby isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Colby are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Colby is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Colby who work in office and administrative support (15.22%), sales jobs (10.97%), and maintenance occupations (8.47%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Colby, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Colby provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Colby spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Colby is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.87% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Colby in 2010 was $25,314, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,256 for a family of four. However, Colby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Colby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Colby residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Colby include English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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

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