Cologne is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 1,546 people and just one neighborhood, Cologne is the 288th largest community in Minnesota.
Real Estate Prices
Cologne real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Cologne house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cologne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cologne is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cologne who work in office and administrative support (11.78%), sales jobs (8.41%) and management occupations (7.09%).
Also of interest is that Cologne has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Cologne is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Cologne is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cologne really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cologne perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Cologne doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.