Saint Paul, Minnesota

Saint Paul: The second most populous city in Minnesota and the center of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Saint Paul is known for its history as the capital of Minnesota, its many parks and lakes, and its many attractions, such as the Minnesota State Capitol and the Science Museum of Minnesota.


Saint Paul is a city located in the county of Ramsey in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Its population at the 2010 census was 285,068 and a population density of 1,959 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 306,717 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1853.

Saint Paul is the capital of Minnesota and the second largest city in the state after Minneapolis with a population of over 305,000 residents.

Founded in the 1840s, Saint Paul has a deep history that can be seen in its Victorian architecture, cultural institutions, and historic sites along the Mississippi River.

Top Attractions and Activities

Cathedral of Saint Paul

This grand Romanesque-inspired cathedral dominates the skyline. Free guided tours provide a look at the stunning interior and intricate details.

Minnesota History Center

This Smithsonian-affiliated museum explores the state’s history through interactive exhibits and artifacts. Don't miss the multimedia Minnesota Experience gallery.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

This free public zoo houses habitats like the Tropical Encounters rainforest exhibit. The historic Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has lush gardens under glass.

Science Museum of Minnesota

With hundreds of exhibits covering technology, biology, physics, and more, this world-class museum offers interactive STEM fun for all ages.

Mississippi Riverfront

Walk or bike along the riverfront downtown to see sites like Harriet Island Regional Park and the Wabasha Street Caves.

Planning Your Visit

Saint Paul is accessible year-round but cold and snowy in winter. Spring through fall offer pleasant weather.

Downtown has historic hotels and B&Bs. National chains are found around highways and by the airport.

The lightrail connects Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Buses, Uber/Lyft, and taxis are transportation options.

Saint Paul locator map
Location of Saint Paul on Minnesota map.

Quick Facts about Saint Paul

Population : 306,717 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
County : Ramsey County
Postal code : 55101–55175
Phone Area Codes : 651
Area : 145.5 km2
Official name : Saint Paul
Named for : Paul
Altitude : 702 feet / 214 meters
Capital city : Saint Paul is capital of Minnesota, Ramsey County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 20:15:05 (17th May 2024)
Density : 2,108 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.06% (2010-2020)
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Saint Paul is located at 44°56'40"N 93°5'36"W (44.9444100, -93.0932700). It has 2 neighbors: Lauderdale and Minneapolis.

Saint Paul map

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Saint Paul has 2 neighbours.

  • Lauderdale city in Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • Minneapolis The largest city in Minnesota, Minneapolis is a major center for business, finance, and culture. The city is home to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Target Center, and the Minnesota Vikings. Minneapolis is also home to a number of universities, such as the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.


The population of Saint Paul increased by 7.06% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 285,068 - census
2011 288,872 1.32% estimation process
2012 291,280 0.83% estimation process
2013 295,054 1.28% estimation process
2014 297,655 0.87% estimation process
2015 299,915 0.75% estimation process
2016 302,948 1% estimation process
2017 304,913 0.64% estimation process
2018 306,960 0.67% estimation process
2019 308,096 0.37% estimation process
2020 306,717 -0.45% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 10,609
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 9,150
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 15.9%
April 1, 2020 Population : 7,325
April 1, 2010 Population : 9,146
People under 5 years old, percentage : 5.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 21.6%
People over 65 (%) : 11.7%
Female persons, % : 38.5%
White only, percent : 77.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 2.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 1.3%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.6%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 82.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 14.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 149
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 23.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 71.1%

Saint Paul zip code is 55101. County name: Ramsey, County fips: 27123

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 71.1%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $71,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,060
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $417
2015-2019 median gross rent : $860
2015-2019 Households : 2,464
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 3.49
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 79.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 69.0%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 61.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 64.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 5.2%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.4%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 21.5%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 45.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 38.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 26,733
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 35,898
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 119,191
2012 total retail sales per capita : $12,681
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 18.9
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $45,865
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $19,943
Percentage of people living in poverty : 23.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 725
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 381
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 209
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 501
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 195
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 28
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 666
2010 population per square mile : 1,541.4
2010 land area in square miles : 5.93

People born in Saint Paul (200)

People born in Saint Paul, including novelist and screenwriter F. Scott Fitzgerald, ice hockey player Kyle Okposo, actor Greg Baker, .


  • Sharon Sayles Belton (American community leader, politician and activist) she was born in 13/05/1951
  • Giorgos Papandreou (Greek politician) he was born in 16/06/1952
  • Tim Pawlenty (American politician) he was born in 27/11/1960
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether (American theologian) she was born in 02/11/1936
  • Margaret Traxler (American Religious Sister and feminist) she was born in 11/03/1924
  • Loni Anderson (American actress) she was born in 05/08/1945
  • Chad Smith (American musician; drummer in Red Hot Chili Peppers) he was born in 25/10/1961
  • Starhawk (American author, activist and Neopagan) she was born in 17/06/1951
  • Nancy Parsons (actress) she was born in 17/01/1942
  • Jeanne Arth (US tennis player) she was born in 21/07/1935
  • Jim McElmury (American ice hockey player) he was born in 03/10/1949
  • Kate Millett (American writer and activist) she was born in 14/09/1934
  • Tommy Milton (American racecar driver) he was born in 14/11/1893
  • Josh Hartnett (American actor and producer) he was born in 21/07/1978
  • Marty Ehrlich (American musician) he was born in 31/05/1955
  • Damian Rhodes (American ice hockey goaltender) he was born in 28/05/1969
  • Craig Johnson (American ice hockey player, born 1972) he was born in 18/03/1972
  • Warren E. Burger (Chief justice of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1986.) he was born in 17/09/1907

Schools in Saint Paul

College & universities near Saint Paul, MN

Code Name City ZIP
175041 Saint Paul College Saint Paul (MN) 55102-9808
174020 Metropolitan State University Saint Paul (MN) 55106-5000
175281 Mitchell Hamline School of Law Saint Paul (MN) 55105-3076
173328 Concordia University-Saint Paul Saint Paul (MN) 55104-5494
173902 Macalester College Saint Paul (MN) 55105-1899

Stations (5)

Amtrak & bus stations near Saint Paul, MN

Code Name Address Type
MSP Saint Paul Union Depot Midway Station RAIL
RDW Red Wing station 420 Levee Street RAIL
MNM Menomonie, WI 302 10th Avenue East BUS
SCD St. Cloud 555 East St. Germain Street RAIL
EUM Eau Claire, WI 6251 Traux Lane BUS

Post offices near Saint Paul

Post Office Name City ZIP
Saint Paul Post Office Saint Paul (MN) 55101
Riverview Post Office Saint Paul (MN) 55107
Seeger Squar Post Office Saint Paul (MN) 55106
Rice Str Post Office Saint Paul (MN) 55117
West Saint Paul Post Office Saint Paul (MN) 55118

Other places with the same name (11)

Other cities in Ramsey County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ramsey County , MN.

City Name Population Title
Maplewood 40,653 A city in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
Roseville 36,178 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Shoreview 27,092 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota, US
New Brighton 22,793 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Vadnais Heights 13,796 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States of America
Mounds View 13,446 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
North Saint Paul 12,416 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Little Canada 10,335 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Arden Hills 10,196 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota, US
Falcon Heights 5,628 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota
North Oaks 5,345 City in the U.
Lauderdale 2,484 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota
Gem Lake 536 City in Minnesota, United States
White Bear Lake 403 City in Ramsey County, Minnesota

Distance to Other Cities

Saint Paul distances to largest Minnesota cities