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Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Cloud is the 8th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 69,071 as of July 1, 2016. Saint Cloud 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 Cloud is located at latitude 45.5266 and longitude -94.1711 in Stearns County. The formal boundaries for the City of Saint Cloud (see map below) encompass a land area of 40.04 sq. miles and a water area of 1.03 sq. miles. Stearns County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,030 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Saint Cloud are located in Stearns County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Sherburne County, and Benton County.

The City of Saint Cloud (GNIS ID: 2396483) 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 Cloud population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saint Cloud: City of Saint Cloud, Ozaagiiziibiing.

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Saint Cloud, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 69,071
Population in Households 63,705
Population in Familes 41,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,366
Population Density1 1,725
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 26,710
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 14,093
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,336 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,373 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,072 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $152,242
Average Home Value $182,779


Median Household Income $43,158
Average Household Income $62,819
Per Capita Income $25,004
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.77%
Households 0.78% 0.77%
Families 0.87% 0.74%
Median Household Income   -0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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 Cloud, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saint Cloud to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 8 99th
Population Density1 # 103 89th
Diversity Index2 # 117 87th
Median Household Income # 708 22nd
Per Capita Income # 644 29th

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