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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Hopkins house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hopkins is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (14.89%), computer science and math (10.03%), and management occupations (8.85%).

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.

Hopkins is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.53% of adults in Hopkins have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Hopkins in 2010 was $29,393, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,572 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 11.63% 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 (19.33%).

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