Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Saint Cloud: City in Minnesota
Saint Cloud is a town located in the county of Stearns in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Its population at the 2010 census was 66,099. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 68,510 inhabitants.
The town was created 167 years ago in 1855.
Saint Cloud is a city in the state of Minnesota, located about 65 miles northwest of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. The city was founded in 1856 and was named after the French city of Saint-Cloud, which got its name from Clodoald, a 7th-century saint.
The early history of Saint Cloud is closely tied to the Mississippi River. It was settled as a fur trading post and used the river to transport goods and supplies in its early days. The river also provided hydropower for the city's early industrial operations like sawmills and flour mills.
Growth and Development
In the late 19th century, Saint Cloud experienced rapid growth thanks to the construction of several rail lines that connected it to Minneapolis and other parts of the state. The railroads helped Saint Cloud develop into a regional economic hub and distribution center.
Education and religion played an important role in the city's early development. St. Cloud State University was founded there in 1869. Also significant was the relocation of the St. Cloud Diocese from St. Paul in the same year. The presence of a cathedral and university made the city a major Catholic center in Minnesota.
Throughout the 20th century, the city continued to grow in population and economic significance. Though it maintained its regional importance, railroads declined in the post-WWII period. However, the development of highways and interstates helped keep St. Cloud an important distribution and retail center.
Saint Cloud Today
Today, Saint Cloud is a prosperous small city with a population of around 68,000 residents. Though no longer reliant on the railroads, it remains an important transportation and retail hub between Minneapolis and more rural parts of central Minnesota.
Manufacturing is a significant part of the local economy, with printing and publishing among the major industries. Health care is also a growing sector, and education remains vital with St. Cloud State University and several technical colleges.
Saint Cloud offers many cultural and recreational amenities like museums, theaters, parks and walking trails that make it a vibrant place to live and visit in central Minnesota. The city celebrates its history with historic districts and buildings, festivals, and museums. At the same time, it continues to grow and focus on developing commercial and residential opportunities.
Quick Facts about Saint Cloud
|Population :||68,510 (2020)|
|Country :||United States of America|
|State :||Minnesota (United States)|
|County :||Stearns County|
|Different from :||St. Cloud|
|Phone Area Codes :||320|
|Water as percent of area :||2.53%|
|Land as percent of area :||97.47%|
|Named for :||Saint-Cloud|
|Altitude :||1,030 feet / 314 meters|
|Capital city :||Saint Cloud is capital of Stearns County|
|Establishment :||January 01, 1856 (167 years ago)|
|Time Zone :||Central Time Zone|
|Local time :||00:20:37 (29th November 2023)|
|Postal code :||56301|
|Population growth :||3.52% (2010-2020)|
|Weather :||23℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather|
Dave Kleis ,
The population of Saint Cloud increased by 3.52% in 10 years.
Other Places in Saint Cloud
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Schools in Saint Cloud
College & universities near Saint Cloud, MN
|174321||Model College of Hair Design||Saint Cloud (MN)||56301-4332|
|174783||Saint Cloud State University||Saint Cloud (MN)||56301-4498|
|174756||St Cloud Technical and Community College||Saint Cloud (MN)||56303-1240|
|175014||Rasmussen College-Minnesota||St. Cloud (MN)||56301-3713|
|174747||College of Saint Benedict||Saint Joseph (MN)||56374|
Amtrak & bus stations near Saint Cloud, MN
|SCD||St. Cloud||555 East St. Germain Street||RAIL|
|MSP||Saint Paul Union Depot||Midway Station||RAIL|
|SPL||Staples||First & Fourth Aves||RAIL|
Post offices near Saint Cloud
|Post Office Name||City||ZIP|
|Saint Cloud Post Office||Saint Cloud (MN)||56301|
|Center Pla Post Office||Saint Cloud (MN)||56301|
|Sauk Rapid Post Office||Sauk Rapids (MN)||56379|
|Waite Park Post Office||Waite Park (MN)||56387|
|Waite Park Post Office||Waite Park (MN)||56387|
Other places with the same name (4)
- Saint Cloud , Florida A city in Osceola County, Florida. It is located on the St. Cloud River in central Florida. Saint Cloud is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Saint Cloud Historical Society and the Saint Cloud Farmers Market. with a population of 56,590 people.
- Saint Cloud , Wisconsin village in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin with a population of 458 people.
- Saint Cloud , Missouri village in Crawford County, Missouri, United States with a population of 39 people.
Other cities in Stearns County
Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Stearns County , MN. (more)
|Sartell||16,577||City in Minnesota, United States|
|Waite Park||7,796||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States|
|Saint Joseph||7,763||City in Minnesota, United States|
|Cold Spring||4,350||City in Minnesota, United States|
|Saint Augusta||3,900||City in Minnesota, United States|
|Collegeville||3,478||Urban township in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States|
|Rockville||2,599||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States|
|Avon||2,508||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States of America|
|Saint Wendel||2,354||Human settlement in United States of America|
|Paynesville||1,527||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States|
|Sauk Centre||1,172||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, USA|
|Farming||1,083||Human settlement in United States of America|
|Albany||1,052||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States|
|Saint Stephen||867||City in Minnesota, United States|
|Melrose||825||City in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States|
|Kimball||802||Human settlement in Stearns County, Minnesota, United States of America|
Distance to Other Cities
Saint Cloud distances to largest Minnesota cities