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South Saint Paul, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of South Saint Paul had a population of 20,802 as of July 1, 2018. South 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 South Saint Paul is located at latitude 44.8927 and longitude -93.0349 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Saint Paul encompass a land area of 5.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of South Saint Paul (GNIS ID: 2395918) 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.

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

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South Saint Paul, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,802
Population in Households 20,593
Population in Familes 15,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 209
Population Density2 3,684
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $57,642
Average Household Income $71,069
Per Capita Income $29,086


Total Housing Units 8,937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,975 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,477 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $195,308
Average Home Value $212,636


Total Households 8,452
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 5,168
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.38% 0.45%
Households 0.39% 0.45%
Families 0.24% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   3.1%

South Saint Paul, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Saint Paul to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 54 94th
Population Density # 19 98th
Diversity Index # 65 93rd
Median Household Income # 407 55th
Per Capita Income # 475 48th

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