Hopkins, MN
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Hopkins is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 18,076 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hopkins is the 62nd largest community in Minnesota.

Hopkins is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hopkins is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopkins who work in office and administrative support (14.21%), computer science and math (10.63%), and management occupations (9.56%).

Also of interest is that Hopkins has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Even though Hopkins is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The education level of Hopkins ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Hopkins, 40.98% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Hopkins in 2010 was $31,615, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,460 for a family of four. However, Hopkins contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hopkins is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hopkins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hopkins residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hopkins also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hopkins include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Somalian.

In addition, Hopkins has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.93%).

The most common language spoken in Hopkins is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.