Staples is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 2,885 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Staples is the 205th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Staples is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Staples is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Staples who work in healthcare (11.17%), office and administrative support (9.01%), and management occupations (8.08%).
In terms of college education, Staples is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.70% of adults 25 and older in Staples have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Staples in 2010 was $20,175, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,700 for a family of four. However, Staples contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Staples home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Staples residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Staples include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Staples is English. Other important languages spoken here include Scandinavian languages and Spanish.