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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Minden is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Minden is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Minden who work in sales jobs (13.06%), office and administrative support (11.59%), and teaching (6.68%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Minden rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.35% 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 $17,377, 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 $69,508 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, French , and African.
The most common language spoken in Minden is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.