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The City of South Saint Paul had a population of 20,941 as of July 1, 2021. 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 715 feet.

The City of South Saint Paul 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, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,941 (100%)
Population in Households 20,732 (99.0%)
Population in Families 15,794 (75.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 209 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 3,724
Diversity Index2 54
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,592
Average Household Income $73,037
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $29,818
Wealth Index5 61
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 8,878 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,268 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,270 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $219,038
Average Home Value $240,701
Housing Affordability Index3 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,538
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 5,190
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.34% 0.27%
Households 0.37% 0.31%
Families 0.22% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
Owner Occupied HU   0.91%

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

The table below compares South Saint Paul to the other 903 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 58 94th
Population Density # 21 98th
Median Household Income # 466 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 262 29th
Per Capita Income # 586 35th
Diversity Index # 59 94th

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