Hiawatha, KS


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Hiawatha is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 3,095 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hiawatha is the 92nd largest community in Kansas. Hiawatha has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Hiawatha isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hiawatha are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hiawatha is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiawatha who work in sales jobs (10.85%), teaching (10.02%), and office and administrative support (8.61%).

Also of interest is that Hiawatha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hiawatha spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.06 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Hiawatha is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.55% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hiawatha in 2010 was $21,368, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,472 for a family of four.

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

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

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