St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 300,851 people and 83 constituent neighborhoods, St. Paul is the second largest community in Minnesota. St. Paul has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 (13.19%), sales jobs (8.80%), and management occupations (8.72%).

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.

Of important note, St. Paul is also a city of artists. St. Paul has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape St. Paul’s character.

St. Paul, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of St. Paul are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

The education level of St. Paul citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 39.27% of adults in St. Paul have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in St. Paul in 2010 was $26,622, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,488 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 Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

In addition, St. Paul has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.47%).

The most common language spoken in St. Paul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.