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 85.93% 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 (14.26%), office and administrative support (12.89%), and sales jobs (12.36%).

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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Stillwater is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Stillwater really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Stillwater perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Stillwater is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.99% of adults in Stillwater 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 Stillwater in 2010 was $37,070, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,280 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.