Black Jack, MO
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Black Jack is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 6,947 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Black Jack is the 109th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Black Jack is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Black Jack is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Jack who work in office and administrative support (15.66%), sales jobs (9.82%), and teaching (7.28%).

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

The overall education level of Black Jack is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.80% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Black Jack in 2010 was $25,060, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,240 for a family of four. However, Black Jack contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Black Jack is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Black Jack home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black Jack residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Black Jack include Irish, Polish, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Black Jack is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.