Appleton, WI
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Appleton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 74,370 people and 27 constituent neighborhoods, Appleton is the sixth largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Appleton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Appleton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Appleton who work in office and administrative support (13.29%), sales jobs (10.97%), and management occupations (7.83%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Appleton is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Appleton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Appleton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.08% of adults in Appleton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Appleton in 2010 was $28,369, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,476 for a family of four. However, Appleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Appleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.