Stillwater, MN

Stillwater profile

Living in Stillwater

Stillwater is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 19,394 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Stillwater is the 61st largest community in Minnesota.

Stillwater real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although Stillwater house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stillwater is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stillwater is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stillwater who work in office and administrative support (12.32%), management occupations (12.26%), and sales jobs (8.99%).

Of important note, Stillwater is also a city of artists. Stillwater has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stillwater’s character.

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

The education level of Stillwater ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Stillwater, 46.56% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Stillwater in 2018 was $48,553, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $194,212 for a family of four.

The people who call Stillwater home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stillwater residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stillwater include German, Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

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