Thief River Falls is a somewhat small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 8,752 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Thief River Falls is the 104th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Thief River Falls is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Thief River Falls is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Thief River Falls who work in sales jobs (18.17%), office and administrative support (15.10%), and management occupations (6.14%).
Also of interest is that Thief River Falls has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Thief River Falls spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Thief River Falls are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.36% of adults in Thief River Falls have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Thief River Falls in 2010 was $24,088, which is middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,352 for a family of four. However, Thief River Falls contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Thief River Falls home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Thief River Falls residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Thief River Falls include German, Swedish, French , and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Thief River Falls is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.