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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Duluth, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Duluth provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Duluth spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.10 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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 education level of Duluth citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.