Princeton is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 4,729 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Princeton is the 151st largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Princeton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Princeton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in food service (11.46%), sales jobs (9.58%), and office and administrative support (8.97%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Princeton has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The population of Princeton has a very low overall level of education: only 9.97% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Princeton in 2018 was $23,681, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,724 for a family of four. However, Princeton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Princeton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Princeton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Princeton include German, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Princeton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.