St. Paul is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 311,527 people and 83 constituent neighborhoods, St. Paul is the second largest community in Minnesota. St. Paul has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Paul is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (11.65%), management occupations (8.64%), and sales jobs (8.21%).
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.
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, 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.
St. Paul is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.79% 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 $31,242, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,968 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of St. Paul's cultural character, accounting for 20.05% 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.