Ada, OK
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Ada is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 17,269 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 (13.45%), sales jobs (9.60%), and teaching (9.48%).

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

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Ada, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Ada provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

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 16.32 minutes getting to work every day.

The overall education level of Ada citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.73% of adults in Ada have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Ada in 2010 was $22,921, 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 $91,684 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 Irish, German, English, French, and European.

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