St. Cloud is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 67,109 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, St. Cloud is the eighth largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Cloud is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.13%), sales jobs (12.51%), and food service (9.05%).
In addition, St. Cloud is a college town. There are a lot of students in St. Cloud attending college, and as a result St. Cloud provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of St. Cloud is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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: 28.93% 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 $23,517, 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 $94,068 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.