South St. Paul is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 20,405 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South St. Paul is the 54th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities, South St. Paul isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South St. Paul are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South St. Paul is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in South St. Paul who work in office and administrative support (15.74%), sales jobs (10.31%), and food service (7.52%).
Also of interest is that South St. Paul has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For the size of the city, public transportation in South St. Paul is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For South St. Paul, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of South St. Paul citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.04% of adults in South St. Paul have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in South St. Paul in 2010 was $26,218, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,872 for a family of four. However, South St. Paul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South St. Paul is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South St. Paul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South St. Paul residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. South St. Paul also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South St. Paul include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in South St. Paul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.