Sun Prairie, WI
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Sun Prairie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 32,365 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Sun Prairie is the 26th largest community in Wisconsin.

Sun Prairie real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Sun Prairie house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Sun Prairie is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.29% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sun Prairie is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sun Prairie who work in office and administrative support (15.61%), management occupations (10.83%), and sales jobs (10.01%).

Also of interest is that Sun Prairie has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Sun Prairie are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.62% of adults in Sun Prairie have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Sun Prairie in 2010 was $30,884, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,536 for a family of four. However, Sun Prairie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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