Duluth is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 85,884 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Duluth is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (10.41%), food service (10.03%), and sales jobs (9.46%).
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.
One of the benefits of Duluth is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.37 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.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Duluth is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Duluth, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Duluth are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.33% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Duluth in 2010 was $29,667, 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 $118,668 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 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.