South St. Paul, MN
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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 (16.47%), sales jobs (10.51%), and food service (6.81%).

The citizens of South St. Paul are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.08% of adults in South St. Paul having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in South St. Paul in 2010 was $25,544, 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 $102,176 for a family of four. However, South St. Paul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South St. Paul is a somewhat 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 12.74% 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.