Beaver Dam, WI
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Beaver Dam is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 16,564 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Beaver Dam is the 49th largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, Beaver Dam isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Beaver Dam are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Beaver Dam is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaver Dam who work in office and administrative support (10.84%), sales jobs (7.66%), and management occupations (6.80%).

The percentage of adults in Beaver Dam who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.02% of the adults in Beaver Dam have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beaver Dam in 2010 was $24,884, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,536 for a family of four. However, Beaver Dam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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