St. Paul city, Minnesota

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St. Paul city, Minnesota

St. Paul city, Minnesota
Nickname(s):The Capital City, The Saintly City, Pig's Eye, The Silver City
- Total:285.068 (2010)
- Density:5.378,6/sq mi (2.111,6/sq km)
Area code(s):651
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
- Total:57 sq mi (146 sq km)
- Land:53 sq mi (135 sq km)
- Water:5 sq mi (11 sq km)
- % water:7,53 %

Quick information summary of the St. Paul city area.

St. Paul city is located in the state of Minnesota. It occupies the area of 57 square miles. 5 square miles are water areas and 53 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the St. Paul city lies at +44.9488695, -093.1038552 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 285.068 living in the St. Paul city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (60.11%), Black or African American (15.69%) and Asian (14.98%). Median age is 30 for the males and 32 for the females.

Saint Paul (abbr. St. Paul) is the capital of Minnesota and the second-largest city in the state, after Minneapolis. The two cities together make a large metropolitan area known as the Twin Cities.

The city was founded in 19th and its area size is roughly 56.2 square miles. It belongs to the Central Time Zone (North America) or UTC-6.

According to the 2010 census, the population of Saint Paul was 285,068. The city is located on the left bank of the Mississippi, near the river’s confluence with the Minnesota River. The residents are called Saint Paulites.

Saint Paul has several nicknames, most notably “The Capital City,” “The Saintly City” (as the city was named after a saint) “Pig’s Eye” (after a Canadian whiskey trader and one of the first settlers, Pierre “Pig’s Eye” Parrant) and “The Silver City.”

The motto of Saint Paul is “The Most Livable City in America.”

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Statistical data for the St. Paul city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
171,36560.11 %
Black or African American alone
44,72815.69 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,0161.06 %
Asian alone
42,69514.98 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1540.05 %
Some Other Race alone
11,2083.93 %
Two or More races
11,9024.18 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) St. Paul city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) St. Paul city part within the Subdivision
Ramsey County 508.640- St. Paul city part285.068
St. Paul city 285.068- St. Paul city part285.068

Profile of the St. Paul city

History of Saint Paul

Before becoming an actual city, the area of the present-day Saint Paul was inhabited by Native Americans who gathered and hunted at the banks of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. The first settlement was established near the present-day Lambert’s Landing. In 1841, father Lucien Galtier, who was the first catholic pastor in the region, founded the Log Chapel of Saint Paul and convinced the residents to name the settlement after this saint. When the Minnesota Territory was established in 1847, Saint Paul became its capital. It was incorporated as a city in 1854 and became the state capital when Minnesota was admitted to the Union in 1858.

The city grew fast because of its advantageous position on the Mississippi River. It was a landing spot for many boats, whether they were carrying and unloading cargo or carrying settlers on their way to Dakota Territory and Minnesota Frontier. An additional boost to the city’s growth and development was the expansion of railroads. Both Northern Pacific Railway and the Great Northern Railway had their headquarters in Saint Paul.

Although it is smaller and less-known than its twin, Minneapolis, Saint Paul remained an important city in Minnesota, with almost all of the state government and other important institutions located there, and it still remains an important trade and transportation hub.

Geography of Saint Paul

Saint Paul’s geography is dominated by water and this fact had a large influence on the city’s history, tradition, growth and development. The area on which the city was founded was largely defined by the confluence of two large rivers – Mississippi and Minnesota. The Mississippi marks a boundary between Saint Paul and Minneapolis, with Saint Paul on the eastern and Minneapolis on the western bank.

The largest lake in Saint Paul is Pig’s Eye Lake, followed by Lake Como and Lake Phalen.

The city has 17 planning districts which can also be considered neighborhoods (although sometimes there are smaller neighborhoods located in the actual districts).

Saint Paul has typical Upper Midwestern climate, which basically means continental climate with cold and snowy winters and hot and humid summers.

Saint Paul Population :

Just like the rest of Minnesota, Saint Paul had a large influx of immigrants from Scandinavian countries, especially from Sweden. Some of them were on their way to fertile farmlands, but many stayed and settled in the neighborhood that is still today known as Swede Hollow, even though it is now populated by Poles, Mexicans and Italians as well. The Irish emigration was also notable and their presence is still very strong in the city, especially during Irish festivities. After the Vietnamese war, many members of the Hmong people came to the United States, settling all across the nation, but the largest urban contingent is believed to be the one in Saint Paul. In addition to these large groups, Saint Paul is also home to a large community of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry.

Saint Paul Economy

As for the economy, Saint Paul is home to several large corporations, most notably Ecolab, Gander Mountain and Securian Financial Group. Other important companies and large employers in the city and its urban area include the 3M Company and St. Jude Medical. Until recently, the Ford Motor Company Twin Cities Assembly Plant was located in Saint Paul and its closure was a significant impact on the city’s economy and employment rates.

Culture, Education and Sports in Saint Paul

Saint Paul is famous for its Winter Carnival, a tradition that started in 1886. Some 350,000 visitors gather in the city each year to admire ice sculptures, participate in treasure hunting and enjoy typical local winter food. The city also gets a lot of visitors during the Minnesota State Fair, which is actually held in nearby Falcon Heights.

The city is home to the Minnesota Science Museum, one of the best museums in the state, as well as the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Minnesota History Center and the Alexander Ramsey House. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts hosts theatrical and opera productions.

One of the most famous jazz clubs in the USA, the Artists’ Quarter, was moved from Minneapolis to Saint Paul in 1995 and it continues to host famous and up-and-coming musicians on regular basis. Together with Minneapolis, Saint Paul is an important center of the Minnesota music scene which gave rise to some of the most famous musicians and bands such as Prince, Bob Dylan, Husker Du, The Replacements, Atmosphere, Soul Asylum and many more.

One of the most famous residents of Saint Paul was Charles M. Schultz, a cartoonist most famous for his comic “Peanuts.” Today, the sculptures of various “Peanuts” characters, such as Snoopy and Charlie Brown, can be found throughout Saint Paul.

Some of the best institutions of higher education in Saint Paul include Saint Catherine University, Concordia University, Metropolitan State University, Hamline University School of Law and University of St. Thomas.

Saint Paul is the home of the hockey team Minnesota Wild. Founded in 2000, it is the first NHL franchise in the state since the Minnesota North Stars moved to Dallas. The team plays in the Xcel Energy Center, which is a multi-purpose arena located in the downtown Saint Paul, near the RiverCentre convention center and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

Statistical data for the St. Paul city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
171,36560.11 %
Black or African American alone
44,72815.69 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,0161.06 %
Asian alone
42,69514.98 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1540.05 %
Some Other Race alone
11,2083.93 %
Two or More races
11,9024.18 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
257,75790.42 %
Hispanic or Latino
27,3119.58 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
257,75790.42 %
White alone
159,43761.86 %
Black or African American alone
43,62016.92 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,3160.90 %
Asian alone
42,49416.49 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1200.05 %
Some Other Race alone
4940.19 %
Two or More races
9,2763.60 %
Hispanic or Latino
27,3119.58 %
White alone
11,92843.67 %
Black or African American alone
1,1084.06 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7002.56 %
Asian alone
2010.74 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
340.12 %
Some Other Race alone
10,71439.23 %
Two or More races
2,6269.62 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
59,68953.77 %
Husband-wife family
37,87063.45 %
Other family
21,81936.55 %
Male householder, no wife present
5,40024.75 %
Female householder, no husband present
16,41975.25 %
Nonfamily households
51,31246.23 %
Householder living alone
39,78277.53 %
Householder not living alone
11,53022.47 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the St. Paul city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the St. Paul city center coordinates

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Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the St. Paul city center


  • St. Paul Downtown Airport / Holman Field [2.25 mi] [3.63 km]
  • Saint Paul Downtown Holman Field [2.37 mi] [3.81 km]
  • United Childrens Hospital Heliport [0.54 mi] [0.87 km]


  • Saint Paul Fire Department Station 6 [1.5 mi] [2.41 km]
  • Little Sisters of the Poor [0.82 mi] [1.31 km]
  • Allina Health Emergency Medical Services [0.54 mi] [0.87 km]
  • Science Museum of Minnesota [0.52 mi] [0.84 km]
  • Ramsey County Center West [0.57 mi] [0.92 km]
  • Saint Paul Fire Department Station 5 [1.65 mi] [2.65 km]
  • Saint Paul Public Library [0.48 mi] [0.78 km]
  • Minnesota Museum of American Art [0.54 mi] [0.86 km]
  • Touchstone Energy Center [0.4 mi] [0.64 km]
  • Saint Paul City Hall and Courthouse [0.58 mi] [0.94 km]
  • Deva House [0.43 mi] [0.7 km]
  • Saint Paul Fire Department Station 14 [3.12 mi] [5.02 km]
  • Ordway Center for Performing Arts [0.4 mi] [0.64 km]
  • Minnesota Historical Society [0.36 mi] [0.58 km]
  • Roy Wilkins Auditorium [0.36 mi] [0.58 km]
  • Landmark Center [0.4 mi] [0.65 km]
  • Xcel Energy Center [0.3 mi] [0.48 km]
  • Hamm Building [0.41 mi] [0.67 km]
  • Hayden Center [0.17 mi] [0.27 km]
  • Dorothy Catholic Day Center [0.21 mi] [0.34 km]


  • Convent of the Visitation [1.6 mi] [2.57 km]
  • Fairmont Avenue United Methodist Church [3.09 mi] [4.97 km]
  • Apostolic Faith Temple Church [0.87 mi] [1.4 km]
  • MacAlester Plymouth United Presbyterian Church [3.32 mi] [5.35 km]
  • Salvation Army [0.72 mi] [1.16 km]
  • Friends Meeting Twin Cities [3.46 mi] [5.57 km]
  • Mount Zion Temple Church [2.59 mi] [4.17 km]
  • El Santo Nino Jesus Church [3.03 mi] [4.88 km]
  • Saint Pauls Church on the Hill [2.93 mi] [4.71 km]
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church [3.03 mi] [4.88 km]
  • Saint Pauls United Church of Christ [1.76 mi] [2.83 km]
  • Summit Avenue Assembly of God Church [1.64 mi] [2.63 km]
  • Saint Lukes Catholic Church [2.13 mi] [3.42 km]
  • House of Hope Presbyterian Church [1.5 mi] [2.42 km]
  • Bethel Christian Fellowship Church [2.88 mi] [4.64 km]
  • Unity Unitarian Church [1.39 mi] [2.23 km]
  • Saint Clements Episcopal Church [1.66 mi] [2.67 km]
  • Free at Last Church of God In Christ [0.35 mi] [0.57 km]
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church [1.59 mi] [2.56 km]
  • Saint Matthews Church of God in Christ [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]
  • Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Saint Paul Cathedral [0.29 mi] [0.47 km]


  • Interchange 105 [1.52 mi] [2.44 km]
  • Interchange 106A [0.93 mi] [1.49 km]
  • Interchange 106B [0.15 mi] [0.24 km]


  • Children's Hospital - Saint Paul [0.5 mi] [0.8 km]
  • United Hospital [0.46 mi] [0.73 km]
  • Childrens Hospital [0.45 mi] [0.72 km]
  • Nasseff Heart Hospital [0.43 mi] [0.69 km]
  • Saint Paul Radiology Center [0.4 mi] [0.65 km]


  • Harriet Island [0.88 mi] [1.42 km]
  • Raspberry Island [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]


  • James Hill Reference Library [0.5 mi] [0.8 km]
  • Carriage Hill Plaza Shopping Center [0.32 mi] [0.51 km]
  • Cathedral Hill [0.36 mi] [0.58 km]
  • Town Square Shopping Center [0.49 mi] [0.79 km]


  • Saint Clair Playground [1.48 mi] [2.38 km]
  • Terrace Park [1.42 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Linwood Park [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • Prospect Terrace Park [1.14 mi] [1.83 km]
  • Irvine Park [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Rice Park [0.45 mi] [0.72 km]
  • Indian Mounds Park [2.54 mi] [4.08 km]

Populated Place

  • Saint Paul [0.6 mi] [0.97 km]

Post Office

  • Macalester Post Office (historical) [3.22 mi] [5.18 km]
  • Saint Paul Post Office [0.85 mi] [1.36 km]


  • Roosevelt Junior High School [1.72 mi] [2.76 km]
  • Roosevelt Elementary West Side School of Excellence [1.72 mi] [2.76 km]
  • Crowley School [1.54 mi] [2.48 km]
  • Linwood Park School [2.12 mi] [3.41 km]
  • Saint Stanislaus School [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • Bush Memorial Children's Center [1.59 mi] [2.55 km]
  • Linwood A+ Elementary School [2.12 mi] [3.41 km]
  • Hammond School [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]
  • Summit School [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Macalester College [3.29 mi] [5.3 km]
  • Saint Paul Academy and Summit School - Goodrich Campus [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Saint Paul Academy Summit Lower School [2.33 mi] [3.74 km]
  • Jefferson School [0.86 mi] [1.39 km]
  • Saint Paul Open School [0.85 mi] [1.37 km]
  • Ramsey School [3.39 mi] [5.46 km]
  • Ramsey Junior High School [3.4 mi] [5.47 km]
  • Saint Luke School [2.05 mi] [3.3 km]
  • Saint Paul Academy [1.34 mi] [2.16 km]
  • William Mitchell College of Law [1.72 mi] [2.77 km]
  • Lindsey School [0.49 mi] [0.79 km]
  • Webster Magnet Elementary School [1.33 mi] [2.15 km]
  • Marshall Junior High School [1.37 mi] [2.2 km]
  • Webster School [1.29 mi] [2.07 km]
  • Paul and Shelia Wellstone Elementary School [0.68 mi] [1.09 km]
  • Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary School [0.67 mi] [1.08 km]
  • Saint Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Hill School [1.97 mi] [3.17 km]
  • Hill Montessori School [1.9 mi] [3.05 km]
  • Hill Montessori Magnet School [1.9 mi] [3.05 km]


  • WMCN-FM (Saint Paul) [3.21 mi] [5.16 km]
  • KNOF-FM (Saint Paul) [2.63 mi] [4.23 km]

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