New Brighton, MN
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New Brighton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 22,351 people and five constituent neighborhoods, New Brighton is the 49th largest community in Minnesota.

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

New Brighton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, New Brighton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Brighton who work in office and administrative support (12.77%), management occupations (10.22%), and sales jobs (9.58%).

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

New Brighton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.73% of adults in New Brighton 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 New Brighton in 2010 was $33,523, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,092 for a family of four. However, New Brighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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