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.
Unlike some cities, St. Cloud isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in St. Cloud are a mix of both white- and blue-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%).
St. Cloud is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in St. Cloud enrolled in college, St. Cloud has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of St. Cloud spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.00 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in St. Cloud use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of St. Cloud‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The overall education level of St. Cloud is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.