Sedalia, MO

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Living in Sedalia

Sedalia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 21,568 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 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%).

One of the benefits of Sedalia is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.16 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.

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.