The small town of Hiawatha, Kansas is home to just over 3,000 residents. Families with young children can expect to feel welcome, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the population, while young adults are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in Hiawatha, and 32% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $672/month, which is $195 per month less than the state average.
Compared to the national average, Hiawatha has a large percentage of residents older than 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (26%). Further, 17% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Hiawatha: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries account for 21% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of around $54K, Hiawatha workers earn around $15,000 less than their peers elsewhere in the state. Hiawatha's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
Averaging about 14 minutes, the commute time for Hiawatha residents outperforms the state average of about 20 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the most common mode of getting to work, selected by 41% of residents, while public transportation isn't used. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number does exceed the national average.
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