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Duluth is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 86,110 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Duluth is the fourth largest community in Minnesota. Duluth has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Duluth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Duluth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Duluth is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Duluth who work in office and administrative support (13.66%), sales jobs (10.53%), and food service (8.74%).

Duluth is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Duluth enrolled in college, Duluth has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Duluth spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.19 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Duluth 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 Duluth area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Duluth citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.69% of adults in Duluth have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Duluth in 2010 was $25,715, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,860 for a family of four. However, Duluth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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