Duluth is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 85,618 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Duluth is the fourth largest community in Minnesota. Duluth has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Unlike some cities, Duluth isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Duluth are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Duluth is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Duluth who work in office and administrative support (10.94%), food service (9.52%), and healthcare (9.07%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Duluth, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Duluth provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Not only is Duluth a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Duluth is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Duluth a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.28 minutes getting to work every day.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Duluth is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Duluth, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Duluth citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.89% of adults in Duluth have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Duluth in 2018 was $31,216, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $124,864 for a family of four. However, Duluth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Duluth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Duluth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Duluth include German, Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Duluth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.