Duluth is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 86,697 people and 37 constituent neighborhoods, Duluth is the fifth largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Duluth was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Duluth is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. 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 (10.21%), healthcare (9.17%), and sales jobs (8.56%).
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.
Not only is Duluth a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Duluth is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Duluth a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.24 minutes getting to work every day.
The education level of Duluth citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.04% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Duluth in 2018 was $31,945, 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 $127,780 for a family of four. However, Duluth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Duluth is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Duluth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.