Sedalia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 21,718 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Sedalia is the 30th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sedalia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sedalia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sedalia who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), sales jobs (7.91%), and healthcare (6.57%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sedalia spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Sedalia are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.11% of adults in Sedalia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Sedalia in 2010 was $20,080, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,320 for a family of four.
Sedalia is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sedalia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sedalia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Sedalia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.94% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sedalia include German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Sedalia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.