Owatonna, MN
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Owatonna is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 25,725 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Owatonna is the 35th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, Owatonna isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Owatonna are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Owatonna is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owatonna who work in office and administrative support (16.62%), sales jobs (9.47%), and management occupations (8.35%).

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

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 16.25 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of people in Owatonna who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.56% of adults in Owatonna have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Owatonna in 2010 was $28,247, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,988 for a family of four. However, Owatonna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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