Duluth, MN
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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.

Duluth is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Duluth is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Duluth who work in office and administrative support (13.45%), sales jobs (10.79%), and food service (9.21%).

In addition, Duluth is a college town. There are a lot of students in Duluth attending college, and as a result Duluth provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Duluth is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.10 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Duluth use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Duluth‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Duluth are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.11% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Duluth in 2010 was $26,171, 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 $104,684 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 English.

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