West St. Paul, MN
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West St. Paul is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 19,727 people and five constituent neighborhoods, West St. Paul is the 57th largest community in Minnesota.

Unlike some cities, West St. Paul isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in West St. Paul are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, West St. Paul is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in West St. Paul who work in office and administrative support (15.69%), sales jobs (12.76%), and management occupations (9.62%).

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

In West St. Paul, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though West St. Paul is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, West St. Paul is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.65% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in West St. Paul in 2010 was $27,239, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,956 for a family of four. However, West St. Paul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West St. Paul is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West St. Paul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West St. Paul residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. West St. Paul also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.82% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West St. Paul include Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in West St. Paul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.