Stillwater, MN
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Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 18,924 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Stillwater is the 60th largest community in Minnesota.

Stillwater real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Stillwater house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Stillwater is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stillwater is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stillwater who work in management occupations (13.88%), office and administrative support (12.72%), and sales jobs (11.98%).

Also of interest is that Stillwater has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Stillwater is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Stillwater is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Stillwater’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The citizens of Stillwater are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.29% of adults in Stillwater have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Stillwater in 2010 was $36,462, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $145,848 for a family of four. However, Stillwater contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Stillwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stillwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stillwater include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Stillwater is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.