Carson City, NV
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Carson City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 54,521 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Carson City is the sixth largest community in Nevada.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Carson City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Carson City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Carson City who work in office and administrative support (15.74%), sales jobs (9.77%), and management occupations (9.56%).

Also of interest is that Carson City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Carson City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.36 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 percentage of adults in Carson City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.72% of the adults in Carson City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Carson City in 2010 was $26,127, which is upper middle income relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,508 for a family of four. However, Carson City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Carson City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Carson City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Carson City residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Carson City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Carson City include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Carson City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.