Duluth is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 85,618 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 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 (10.41%), 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 decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with 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.
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 population of Duluth is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.33% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Duluth in 2018 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.