Ulysses, KS
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Ulysses is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 6,097 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ulysses is the 52nd largest community in Kansas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Ulysses is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.43% of the Ulysses workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Ulysses is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ulysses who work in office and administrative support (13.54%), management occupations (8.67%), and healthcare (6.73%).

One of the benefits of Ulysses is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.79 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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

The education level of Ulysses citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.76% of adults 25 and older in Ulysses have a college degree.

The per capita income in Ulysses in 2010 was $26,766, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,064 for a family of four. However, Ulysses contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ulysses is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ulysses home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ulysses residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Ulysses also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 53.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ulysses include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Ulysses's cultural character, accounting for 19.13% of the city’s population.

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

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