Sedalia, MO
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Sedalia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 21,516 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Sedalia is the 30th largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities, Sedalia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Sedalia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sedalia is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sedalia who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), sales jobs (9.21%), and food service (7.44%).

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 16.23 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Sedalia with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.83% of adults in Sedalia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sedalia in 2010 was $18,230, 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 $72,920 for a family of four. However, Sedalia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 10.67% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sedalia include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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