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.

Owatonna is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (15.68%), sales jobs (9.98%), and management occupations (7.76%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Owatonna spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.98 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Owatonna is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.56% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Owatonna in 2010 was $27,467, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,868 for a family of four. However, Owatonna contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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.