Spokane, WA
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Spokane is a relatively large city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 217,108 people and 62 constituent neighborhoods, Spokane is the second largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Spokane isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spokane are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spokane is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spokane who work in office and administrative support (14.31%), sales jobs (10.49%), and management occupations (8.15%).

One thing that you will notice about Spokane is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Spokane a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Spokane use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Spokane‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Spokane citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.45% of adults in Spokane have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Spokane in 2010 was $26,464, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,856 for a family of four. However, Spokane contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Spokane is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Spokane home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spokane residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Spokane include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Spokane is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.