St. Louis Park is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 49,158 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, St. Louis Park is the 20th largest community in Minnesota.
St. Louis Park real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although St. Louis Park house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
St. Louis Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, St. Louis Park is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Louis Park who work in management occupations (13.20%), business and financial occupations (13.12%), and sales jobs (9.12%).
Also of interest is that St. Louis Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, St. Louis Park is also a city of artists. St. Louis Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Louis Park’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.65% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
St. Louis Park, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in St. Louis Park use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of St. Louis Park‘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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in St. Louis Park. 59.89% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in St. Louis Park in 2018 was $52,782, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,128 for a family of four.
St. Louis Park is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Louis Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Louis Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Louis Park include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.
The most common language spoken in St. Louis Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.