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. 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.
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 (10.94%), food service (9.52%), and healthcare (9.07%).
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, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Duluth a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
One of the benefits of Duluth is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 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.
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 citizens of Duluth are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.89% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Duluth in 2018 was $31,216, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,864 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.