Minnesota is the 22nd most populous state in the United States, with a population of over 5.5 million. Its largest city is Minneapolis, which has a population of over 410,000 people. St. Paul comes in second, with a population that has risen to just above 300,000. Rounding out the cities that have population counts that exceed 100,000 is Rochester, which had an estimated population of 112,225 people per 2017 estimates. The state has 94 total cities with populations that range between 10,000 and 100,000 residents.
In Minnesota, all incorporated municipalities are classified as cities. There is a total of 854 within the state, all of which are divided across 87 different counties. Funkley is the least populous city in the state. This city, which is located in Beltrami County, had a population of just five residents at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census.
Minneapolis is the biggest city in Minnesota, with a population of 418,075 in 2023.
Lake Elmo is the fastest growing city in Minnesota over the past 3 years, having grown 13.61% annually since 2020.
There are 852 cities in Minnesota.
The 10 largest cities in Minnesota are: Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Bloomington, Duluth, Brooklyn Park, Woodbury, Lakeville, Plymouth and Blaine.