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.

Beaver Dam is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Beaver Dam is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaver Dam who work in office and administrative support (12.65%), sales jobs (8.09%), and management occupations (7.25%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Beaver Dam spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Beaver Dam is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.85% of adults 25 and older in Beaver Dam have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Beaver Dam in 2010 was $24,193, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,772 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beaver Dam include Irish, Polish, English, and Norwegian.

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