Minneapolis is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 429,954 people and 123 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 87.60% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Minneapolis is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Minneapolis who work in management occupations (11.37%), office and administrative support (9.24%), and sales jobs (8.52%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.59% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Minneapolis is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Minneapolis is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
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.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Minneapolis, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Minneapolis is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.79% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Minneapolis in 2018 was $40,368, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,472 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.
Minneapolis also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.17%.
The most common language spoken in Minneapolis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.