New Ulm, MN
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New Ulm is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 13,327 people and six constituent neighborhoods, New Ulm is the 75th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, New Ulm is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Ulm is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in New Ulm who work in office and administrative support (11.68%), sales jobs (10.69%), and food service (7.52%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.82 minutes getting to work every day.

In terms of college education, New Ulm is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.94% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Ulm in 2010 was $27,811, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,244 for a family of four. However, New Ulm contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call New Ulm home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of New Ulm residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in New Ulm include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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