Minneapolis, MN
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Minneapolis is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 425,403 people and 116 constituent neighborhoods, Minneapolis is the largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in Minneapolis was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Minneapolis is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.93% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Minneapolis is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minneapolis who work in management occupations (11.02%), office and administrative support (10.05%), and sales jobs (8.87%).

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

Of important note, Minneapolis is also a city of artists. Minneapolis has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Minneapolis’s character.

Minneapolis is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Minneapolis. This makes Minneapolis a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Minneapolis presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

Minneapolis, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Minneapolis are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The citizens of Minneapolis are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.43% of adults in Minneapolis have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Minneapolis in 2010 was $37,071, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,284 for a family of four. However, Minneapolis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Minneapolis is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Minneapolis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Minneapolis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Minneapolis include German, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

In addition, Minneapolis has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.70%).

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