St. Paul, MN
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Living in St. Paul


St. Paul is a large city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 311,527 people and 86 constituent neighborhoods, St. Paul is the second largest community in Minnesota. St. Paul has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

St. Paul is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, St. Paul is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Paul who work in office and administrative support (11.79%), management occupations (9.09%), and sales jobs (8.18%).

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

A relatively large number of people in St. Paul telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

St. Paul is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although St. Paul is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

St. Paul is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but St. Paul really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, St. Paul citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in St. Paul ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in St. Paul a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

St. Paul is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.34% of adults in St. Paul have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in St. Paul in 2018 was $32,779, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,116 for a family of four. However, St. Paul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

St. Paul is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Paul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Paul residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in St. Paul include German, Irish, Norwegian, Swedish, and English.

In addition, St. Paul has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.72%).

The most common language spoken in St. Paul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.