St. Cloud is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 68,462 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, St. Cloud is the eighth largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, St. Cloud is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, St. Cloud is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in St. Cloud who work in office and administrative support (10.76%), sales jobs (10.44%), and food service (8.20%).
Also of interest is that St. Cloud has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
St. Cloud is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in St. Cloud enrolled in college, St. Cloud has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Not only is St. Cloud 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 St. Cloud 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 St. Cloud 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.
The education level of St. Cloud citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.75% of adults in St. Cloud have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in St. Cloud in 2018 was $27,183, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,732 for a family of four. However, St. Cloud contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
St. Cloud is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call St. Cloud home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of St. Cloud residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in St. Cloud include German, Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and Somalian.
The most common language spoken in St. Cloud is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.