Fridley is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 27,713 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Fridley is the 33rd largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fridley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fridley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fridley who work in office and administrative support (18.95%), sales jobs (10.82%), and management occupations (7.07%).
Also of interest is that Fridley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Fridley 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 Fridley area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Fridley is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.32% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fridley in 2010 was $26,931, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,724 for a family of four. However, Fridley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fridley is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fridley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fridley residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fridley include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fridley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.