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Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Saint Cloud is the 9th largest city in Minnesota with a population of 70,239 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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


Total Population 70,239
Population in Households 64,995
Population in Familes 41,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,244
Population Density2 1,754
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $45,725
Average Household Income $66,665
Per Capita Income $26,417


Total Housing Units 29,069 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,306 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,823 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,940 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $172,507
Average Home Value $202,125


Total Households 27,129
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 14,217
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 0.78% 0.91%
Households 0.78% 0.9%
Families 0.76% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

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, 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 # 9 99th
Population Density # 103 89th
Diversity Index # 94 90th
Median Household Income # 735 19th
Per Capita Income # 681 25th

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