St. George, UT


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Living in St. George

St. George is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 82,318 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, St. George is the eighth largest community in Utah.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. George is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. George is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. George who work in sales jobs (15.10%), office and administrative support (13.20%), and management occupations (8.00%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of St. George spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

For the size of the city, public transportation in St. George is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For St. George, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of St. George citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.26% of adults in St. George have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in St. George in 2010 was $24,148, which is middle income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,592 for a family of four. However, St. George contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. George is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. George home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. George residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. St. George also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in St. George include German, Irish, Danish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in St. George is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.