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Saint Paul, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Paul is the 2nd largest city in Minnesota with a population of 290,681 as of July 1, 2015. Saint Paul ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Saint Paul is located at latitude 44.9489 and longitude -93.1041 in Ramsey County. 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. Ramsey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of Saint Paul (GNIS ID: 2396511) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saint Paul population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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

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Saint Paul, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 290,681
Population in Households 279,538
Population in Familes 201,650
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,143
Population Density1 5,592
Diversity Index2 69


Total Households 113,660
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 60,484
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 124,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58,116 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 55,544 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,495 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $185,208
Average Home Value $237,864


Median Household Income $45,900
Average Household Income $63,677
Per Capita Income $25,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.76%
Households 0.45% 0.8%
Families 0.25% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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, 2015 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 # 644 29th
Per Capita Income # 524 42nd

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