New Brighton, MN

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Living in New Brighton

New Brighton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 22,753 people and five constituent neighborhoods, New Brighton is the 49th largest community in Minnesota.

New Brighton real estate is some of the most expensive in Minnesota, although New Brighton 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, New Brighton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, New Brighton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in New Brighton who work in office and administrative support (11.08%), management occupations (10.34%), and sales jobs (8.30%).

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

The citizens of New Brighton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.31% of adults in New Brighton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in New Brighton in 2018 was $38,327, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,308 for a family of four. However, New Brighton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in New Brighton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.