St. Paul is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 311,527 people and 86 constituent neighborhoods, St. Paul is the second largest community in Minnesota. Much of the housing stock in St. Paul was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, St. Paul isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in St. Paul are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Paul is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Paul who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), management occupations (9.09%), and sales jobs (8.18%).
Also of interest is that St. Paul has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.48% 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.
One thing noticeable about St. Paul, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because St. Paul is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes St. Paul a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, St. Paul is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
St. Paul is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but St. Paul really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, St. Paul citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in St. Paul ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in St. Paul a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The education level of St. Paul ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in St. Paul, 41.34% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in St. Paul in 2018 was $32,779, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,116 for a family of four. However, St. Paul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
St. Paul is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Paul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Paul residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. Paul include German, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.
St. Paul also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.72%.
The most common language spoken in St. Paul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.