Port Angeles, WA
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Port Angeles is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 19,448 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Port Angeles is the 54th largest community in Washington.

Port Angeles is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Port Angeles is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Angeles who work in office and administrative support (16.79%), sales jobs (10.72%), and management occupations (8.33%).

Port Angeles is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One of the benefits of Port Angeles is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.32 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.

In terms of college education, Port Angeles is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.33% of adults 25 and older in Port Angeles have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Angeles in 2010 was $24,203, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,812 for a family of four. However, Port Angeles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Port Angeles home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Angeles residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Port Angeles include Irish, English, Scottish, and Norwegian.

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