Minden, LA
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Minden is a somewhat small city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 12,690 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Minden is the 33rd largest community in Louisiana.

Minden is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Minden is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Minden who work in office and administrative support (12.25%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (6.85%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Minden rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.74% of adults 25 and older in Minden have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Minden in 2010 was $17,653, which is lower middle income relative to Louisiana, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,612 for a family of four. However, Minden contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Minden is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Minden home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minden residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Minden include English, German, African, and French .

The most common language spoken in Minden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.