Duluth, MN
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Duluth is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 86,066 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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.74% 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 (13.23%), food service (9.84%), and sales jobs (9.62%).

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.

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 18.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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 education level of Duluth citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.13% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Duluth in 2010 was $28,302, 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 $113,208 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.