West St. Paul is a medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 19,961 people and five constituent neighborhoods, West St. Paul is the 57th largest community in Minnesota.
West St. Paul is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West St. Paul is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West St. Paul who work in office and administrative support (11.37%), management occupations (9.95%), and food service (8.88%).
Also of interest is that West St. Paul has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though West St. Paul is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The overall education level of West St. Paul citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.33% of adults in West St. Paul have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in West St. Paul in 2018 was $31,835, which is upper middle income relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $127,340 for a family of four. However, West St. Paul contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West St. Paul is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call West St. Paul home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West St. Paul residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. West St. Paul also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.18% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West St. Paul include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in West St. Paul is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.