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Saint Paul, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Paul is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ramsey County at latitude 44.9489 and longitude -93.1041. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Saint Paul, but most people and references simply refer to it as Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The P1 Census Class Code for Saint Paul indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Paul (see map below) encompass a land area of 51.98 sq. miles and a water area of 4.2 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Paul: City of Saint Paul.

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Saint Paul, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 288,709
Population in Households 277,255
Population in Familes 200,574
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,454
Population Density1 5,554
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 112,691
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 60,089
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 123,217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57,631 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55,060 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,526 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $176,081
Average Home Value $221,717


Median Household Income $44,094
Average Household Income $61,727
Per Capita Income $24,479
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.3% 0.66%
Households 0.36% 0.71%
Families 0.16% 0.59%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Saint Paul, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Paul to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 5 100th
Diversity Index2 # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 671 26th
Per Capita Income # 562 38th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.