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Old 05-10-2007, 06:32 AM
 
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or is it 50/50?
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Old 05-10-2007, 06:50 AM
 
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I don't know that it is exactly 50-50 but there is a good mix. The suburbs you will find are more white collar then blue collar for the most part.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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Its not a blue collar town like you might think of Milwaukee or Pittsburgh, but we have a far share of blue collar industries.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:36 PM
 
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In my estimation, it's predominately white collar, when compared to other US and Midwestern cities. Don't know what the split is, but there are lots of blue collar folks here too, dispersed throughout the metro area.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Minneapolis is a major financial and corporate center, so definately more on the white collar side. St. Paul has a lot of government entities and colleges (white collar) but has more of a blue collar population than MPLS.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:08 PM
 
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It doesnt have the major industrial past that detroit, chicago, milwaukee, pittsburgh, philly, or brooklyn for that matter, so its not as blue collar as those places. The cities themselves are somewhat blue, but the overall area is big into tech industries, healthcare, finance, education, retail, etc. making it white collar to a large degree. It's sort of a cross between those eastern working cities and the western tech cities, right on the midway point. Some say that St. Paul is the last eastern city (lots of colleges and industry, like boston or something like that) and mpls is the first western city with more finance, tech, healthcare (seattle, denver, portland, etc.). its pretty diversified economically.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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I think it's a pretty good mix and fairly diverse economically.
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