Stevens Point is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 26,604 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Stevens Point is the 28th largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stevens Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stevens Point is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stevens Point who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), food service (12.44%), and sales jobs (12.27%).
Also of interest is that Stevens Point has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Stevens Point is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Stevens Point culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Stevens Point really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Stevens Point every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Stevens Point. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Stevens Point benefits directly from this.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Stevens Point spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.97 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Stevens Point are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.21% of adults in Stevens Point have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stevens Point in 2010 was $21,320, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,280 for a family of four. However, Stevens Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Stevens Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stevens Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stevens Point include Polish, Irish, Norwegian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Stevens Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.