St. Paul, MN
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St. Paul profile

Living in St. Paul

St. Paul is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 307,193 people and 86 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in St. Paul telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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. Paul is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of St. Paul. This makes St. Paul a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, St. Paul presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

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.

St. Paul is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.91% of adults in St. Paul have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in St. Paul in 2018 was $35,547, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,188 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, English, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of St. Paul's cultural character, accounting for 19.12% of the city’s population.

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