Ada, OK
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Ada is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 17,303 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Ada is the 29th largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ada is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ada is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ada who work in office and administrative support (12.04%), sales jobs (11.32%), and teaching (9.90%).

Ada is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Ada enrolled in college, Ada has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Ada spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Ada citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.89% of adults in Ada have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Ada in 2010 was $20,667, which is upper middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,668 for a family of four. However, Ada contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Ada is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Ada home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ada residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Ada include German, English, Dutch West Indian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Ada is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.