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Upsala, MN

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Overview


Upsala is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 481 people and just one neighborhood, Upsala is the 455th largest community in Minnesota.

Occupations and Workforce

When you are in Upsala, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 44.76% of Upsala’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Upsala is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upsala who work in management occupations (10.95%), office and administrative support (10.48%), and farm management occupations (8.10%).

Another important characteristic of Upsala is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Upsala has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Upsala has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Upsala than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Upsala may be for you.

In Upsala, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.30 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Upsala doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Upsala with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.95% of adults in Upsala have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Upsala in 2022 was $31,195, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,780 for a family of four. However, Upsala contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Upsala home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Upsala residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Upsala include German, Swedish, Polish, Norwegian, and British.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Upsala, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 33.7% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Real Estate

Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 92.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Polish and German ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 43.0% have German ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 27.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Upsala are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 52.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 72.1% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 36.3% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.8%), and 14.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (27.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Upsala, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (43.0%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (24.3%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (7.9%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (5.7%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (80.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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