Luverne is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 4,531 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Luverne is the 150th largest community in Minnesota.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Luverne is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Luverne is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Luverne who work in office and administrative support (12.85%), management occupations (11.23%), and teaching (7.49%).
Luverne is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Luverne’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Luverne spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.11 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of people in Luverne who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.82% of adults in Luverne have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Luverne in 2018 was $29,974, which is middle income relative to Minnesota, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,896 for a family of four. However, Luverne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Luverne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Luverne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Luverne include German, Norwegian, Dutch, Irish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Luverne is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.