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.

Sedalia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.10%), sales jobs (9.66%), and food service (6.73%).

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 16.66 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Sedalia rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.68% of adults 25 and older in Sedalia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Sedalia in 2010 was $17,833, which is lower middle income relative to Missouri, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,332 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 10.92% 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.