St. Cloud is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 67,641 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, St. Cloud is the eighth largest community in Minnesota.
St. Cloud is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. Cloud is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Cloud who work in office and administrative support (14.62%), sales jobs (12.28%), and food service (8.67%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in St. Cloud, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, St. Cloud provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
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 19.00 minutes getting to work every day.
For the size of the city, public transportation in St. Cloud is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For St. Cloud, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, St. Cloud is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.64% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Cloud in 2010 was $23,815, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,260 for a family of four. However, St. Cloud contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
St. Cloud is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Cloud home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Cloud residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Cloud include Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in St. Cloud is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.