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 (14.24%), sales jobs (11.42%), and management occupations (8.06%).

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.

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 17.42 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Port Angeles who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.78% of the adults in Port Angeles have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Port Angeles in 2010 was $24,368, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,472 for a family of four. However, Port Angeles contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Port Angeles is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Norwegian, and Scottish.

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