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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Hiawatha is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hiawatha is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiawatha who work in sales jobs (15.41%), teaching (10.88%), and office and administrative support (8.51%).

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.

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 14.76 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Hiawatha are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.99% of adults in Hiawatha having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hiawatha in 2010 was $20,964, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,856 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, French , and Norwegian.

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

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