Crystal, MN
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Crystal is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 22,943 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Crystal is the 47th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Crystal is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crystal is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crystal who work in office and administrative support (17.17%), sales jobs (9.49%), and management occupations (8.24%).

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

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Crystal is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Crystal area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Crystal is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.70% of adults in Crystal have a college degree.

The per capita income in Crystal in 2010 was $28,460, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $113,840 for a family of four. However, Crystal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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