10 Largest Cities in Minnesota

The largest city in Minnesota is Minneapolis, with a population of 439,012. Lexington is the fastest growing city in Minnesota over the past 10 years, having grown 89.51% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Minneapolis439,012383,06714.60%1,212
2St. Paul310,368285,5108.71%890
3Rochester122,711107,04714.63%331
4Duluth85,14286,191-1.22%177
5Bloomington83,88183,0361.02%360
6Plymouth80,61470,71514.00%367
7Brooklyn Park80,11975,9635.47%458
8Woodbury76,02262,25022.12%325
9Maple Grove74,44461,77820.50%341
10Lakeville70,39556,16125.34%289
11St. Cloud69,02465,9194.71%257
12Blaine66,65757,40916.11%302
13Eagan66,17264,2023.07%316
14Eden Prairie66,15360,8998.63%303
15Coon Rapids64,01261,5394.02%422
16Burnsville61,69360,3912.16%370
17Apple Valley57,27549,14616.54%503
18Minnetonka54,42649,7969.30%301
19Edina53,71148,03711.81%518
20St. Louis Park48,02845,2506.14%673
21Moorhead44,19839,56711.70%296
22Mankato43,62939,9159.30%341
23Shakopee42,26637,28513.36%224
24Maplewood40,82538,0807.21%357
25Cottage Grove38,44234,71510.74%170
26Richfield37,15435,1285.77%824
27Roseville36,67733,7098.80%420
28Inver Grove Heights36,09234,0176.10%193
29Savage33,77427,00625.06%323
30Andover33,33230,6488.76%147
31Brooklyn Center30,29630,2110.28%564
32Ramsey29,35923,73423.70%152
33Fridley28,02027,2412.86%411
34Prior Lake27,98523,07921.26%262
35Oakdale27,82327,4271.44%378
36Chanhassen27,82323,01220.91%203
37Chaska27,46723,92514.80%241
38Shoreview27,10025,0848.04%375
39Rosemount26,46121,95520.52%119
40Winona26,33427,581-4.52%206
41Elk River25,97723,03712.76%91
42White Bear Lake25,84123,8828.20%478
43Owatonna25,66225,5600.40%263
44Champlin25,18023,1458.79%460
45Austin25,14324,9320.85%287
46Faribault23,99323,3562.73%236
47Hastings23,22222,2414.41%336
48Farmington23,15921,1509.50%236
49Lino Lakes22,93920,25513.25%121
50New Brighton22,69321,4205.94%521
51Crystal22,64122,1262.33%583
52Forest Lake22,34718,44621.15%109
53Golden Valley22,19620,3808.91%324
54Northfield20,90820,0574.24%367
55New Hope20,65320,3491.49%609
56West St. Paul20,54719,5515.09%624
57Columbia Heights20,31119,5014.15%893
58Willmar20,20519,5803.19%216
59Stillwater20,13118,6717.82%373
60South St. Paul19,91820,128-1.04%528
61Otsego19,69113,66144.14%99
62Sartell19,60016,16221.27%290
63St. Michael18,81816,42514.57%86
64Hopkins18,23417,6023.59%668
65Anoka17,59317,1612.52%394
66Albert Lea17,41218,174-4.19%195
67Ham Lake17,08115,32211.48%74
68Buffalo16,67015,5047.52%331
69Red Wing16,24416,461-1.32%69
70Hugo15,83313,45117.71%71
71Hibbing15,68516,341-4.01%13
72Bemidji15,67814,2939.69%161
73Sauk Rapids14,70612,83414.59%349
74Rogers14,22211,22626.69%83
75Robbinsdale14,21913,9671.80%758
76North Mankato14,04013,4194.63%335
77Monticello14,01212,8369.16%239
78Hutchinson14,00714,136-0.91%246
79Alexandria13,94012,49611.56%121
80Vadnais Heights13,71912,33011.27%293
81Fergus Falls13,71813,4432.05%142
82Mounds View13,63012,17511.95%501
83Marshall13,44313,685-1.77%196
84Brainerd13,41613,588-1.27%164
85New Ulm13,13013,498-2.73%193
86Worthington12,97512,8181.22%247
87North St. Paul12,62411,4779.99%659
88Waconia12,38210,82414.39%399
89East Bethel12,18611,6025.03%41
90Cloquet11,99712,135-1.14%51
91St. Peter11,97711,1937.00%293
92Big Lake11,49410,12913.48%243
93Mendota Heights11,36711,0792.60%186
94Grand Rapids11,22810,8673.32%74
95North Branch11,13510,1279.95%47
96Victoria10,9847,44447.56%188
97Little Canada10,4919,7917.15%401
98Arden Hills10,2939,5657.61%181
99Fairmont9,92810,646-6.74%99
100Cambridge9,7368,11819.93%194
101Hermantown9,4539,4330.21%41
102Mound9,4339,0694.01%491
103Lake Elmo9,4288,07616.74%64
104Detroit Lakes9,2908,7286.44%125
105Oak Grove9,0178,05711.92%40
106St. Anthony8,9418,2368.56%596
107Thief River Falls8,8848,6442.78%234
108Waseca8,7979,422-6.63%330
109Little Falls8,7448,822-0.88%175
110Minnetrista8,6486,34736.25%50
111Orono8,5337,44214.66%80
112Baxter8,4807,65410.79%67
113East Grand Forks8,4558,621-1.93%215
114New Prague8,3677,33514.07%326
115Mahtomedi8,3107,7197.66%358
116Shorewood8,3027,30713.62%232
117Virginia8,2618,708-5.13%66
118Wyoming8,2287,8085.38%59
119St. Francis8,1487,22612.76%52
120Waite Park7,8227,3815.97%92
121Crookston7,8147,900-1.09%225
122St. Joseph7,7636,53818.74%282
123Albertville7,5997,0797.35%256
124Dayton7,4684,68359.47%48
125Belle Plaine7,2436,6818.41%182
126Medina6,9504,90541.69%41
127Spring Lake Park6,9056,4167.62%516
128Jordan6,6725,47821.80%312
129Litchfield6,6486,731-1.23%224
130Kasson6,6076,0109.93%324
131Corcoran6,5625,40221.47%27
132Isanti6,5125,30022.87%197
133Delano6,4985,49118.34%231
134Zimmerman6,3575,25420.99%273
135Stewartville6,0305,9271.74%278
136Byron5,8694,92919.07%291
137Glencoe5,7225,6521.24%271
138International Falls5,5796,422-13.13%130
139North Oaks5,5014,47622.90%119
140Morris5,3775,2791.86%172
141Falcon Heights5,3685,3290.73%358
142St. Paul Park5,3405,2551.62%268
143Chisago City5,3284,9487.68%63
144Carver5,2243,76938.60%176
145Oak Park Heights5,2174,43717.58%269
146Lake City5,1025,0620.79%170
147La Crescent5,0595,146-1.69%226
148Becker5,0284,5849.69%71
149Montevideo4,9455,360-7.74%157
150Elko New Market4,9264,10619.97%216
151Redwood Falls4,9095,273-6.90%139
152Circle Pines4,9064,917-0.22%418
153Lindstrom4,8184,5116.81%190
154Wayzata4,7973,68930.04%231
155Nowthen4,7854,4467.62%21
156Princeton4,7834,7360.99%150
157Chisholm4,7794,977-3.98%159
158Watertown4,6294,2239.61%263
159Rockford4,5834,3684.92%269
160Sauk Centre4,5454,3015.67%163
161Luverne4,4614,714-5.37%185
162Lonsdale4,4473,69120.48%251
163Cold Spring4,4164,0169.96%248
164Dilworth4,3904,0259.07%204
165Windom4,3324,645-6.74%159
166Park Rapids4,3153,85411.96%87
167St. James4,2984,588-6.32%275
168Scandia4,2223,9397.18%18
169Columbus4,2083,9177.43%14
170Wadena4,1594,0752.06%115
171Rice Lake4,1414,0981.05%19
172Grant4,1204,0561.58%24
173Le Sueur4,1094,0461.56%118
174Goodview4,0514,0190.80%274
175Cannon Falls4,0344,084-1.22%134
176Pipestone4,0224,328-7.07%144
177Centerville3,9943,7935.30%280
178St. Augusta3,9833,32619.75%20
179Deephaven3,9423,6308.60%253
180Lexington3,9022,05989.51%844
181Perham3,8473,00927.85%161
182Independence3,8013,5237.89%17
183Norwood Young America3,7653,5745.34%235
184Annandale3,7633,24016.14%185
185Bayport3,7513,4767.91%317
186St. Charles3,7383,7360.05%145
187Melrose3,6843,5922.56%173
188Pine Island3,6653,26812.15%94
189Newport3,6143,4355.21%149
190Zumbrota3,6073,2819.94%197
191Mora3,5803,5540.73%103
192Hanover3,5612,94720.83%97
193Two Harbors3,5213,739-5.83%160
194Eveleth3,5213,713-5.17%83
195Montrose3,4692,85621.46%170
196Sleepy Eye3,3103,594-7.90%268
197Ely3,3073,452-4.20%169
198Plainview3,2843,341-1.71%229
199Long Prairie3,2713,459-5.44%178
200Rush City3,2643,0915.60%114
201Pine City3,2023,1262.43%124
202Montgomery3,1482,9506.71%188
203Jackson3,1453,304-4.81%99
204Breckenridge3,1243,398-8.06%184
205Staples3,1023,0142.92%97
206Eagle Lake3,0872,42327.40%298
207Blue Earth3,0703,302-7.03%144
208Greenfield3,0682,77510.56%22
209Afton3,0382,8845.34%18
210Proctor3,0043,055-1.67%137
211Benson3,0013,236-7.26%144
212Milaca2,9762,9560.68%134
213Chatfield2,8712,7813.24%165
214Dodge Center2,8502,6945.79%202
215Albany2,8302,5889.35%194
216Mountain Iron2,8162,864-1.68%6
217Moose Lake2,8072,815-0.28%136
218Caledonia2,7932,868-2.62%147
219Cokato2,7532,6962.11%266
220Cohasset2,7432,6931.86%15
221Maple Plain2,7121,76253.92%380
222Osseo2,7062,43311.22%543
223Foley2,6932,6282.47%157
224Roseau2,6762,6301.75%151
225Glenwood2,6552,5603.71%71
226Pelican Rapids2,6542,4607.89%156
227Granite Falls2,6542,898-8.42%112
228Rockville2,6392,4368.33%14
229Sandstone2,5952,838-8.56%74
230Barnesville2,5942,5651.13%187
231Le Center2,5582,5032.20%227
232Paynesville2,5492,4255.11%165
233Crosslake2,5122,15116.78%15
234Lauderdale2,5112,3835.37%893
235Lake Crystal2,4772,535-2.29%215
236Wabasha2,4752,520-1.79%45
237Mayer2,4541,75240.07%267
238Breezy Point2,4292,3194.74%31
239Spring Valley2,3882,478-3.63%121
240St. Bonifacius2,3502,3101.73%337
241Excelsior2,3482,2126.15%556
242Olivia2,3152,509-7.73%139
243Crosby2,2952,389-3.93%116
244Pequot Lakes2,2852,1635.64%21
245Howard Lake2,2601,97314.55%182
246Janesville2,2402,260-0.88%191
247Winsted2,2102,336-5.39%174
248Madelia2,2082,321-4.87%216
249Nisswa2,1801,96111.17%30
250Hawley2,1782,0685.32%132
251Gaylord2,1512,308-6.80%189
252Maple Lake2,1422,0673.63%142
253Wells2,1352,327-8.25%163
254Arlington2,0922,239-6.57%191
255Esko2,0421,8699.26%63
256Tracy2,0352,160-5.79%127
257Mountain Lake2,0092,111-4.83%199
258Coleraine1,9801,9720.41%19
259Springfield1,9782,146-7.83%157
260Eyota1,9671,978-0.56%174
261Aitkin1,9652,131-7.79%113
262Hinckley1,9421,8097.35%75
263Slayton1,9402,147-9.64%148
264Hoyt Lakes1,9162,017-5.01%5
265Waterville1,9141,8722.24%168
266Blooming Prairie1,8901,991-5.07%197
267Cologne1,8891,50525.51%158
268Braham1,8661,7944.01%173
269Clearwater1,8601,7396.96%176
270Lakeland1,8131,8000.72%131
271Warroad1,7931,797-0.22%88
272Kenyon1,7911,816-1.38%116
273Long Lake1,7901,7770.73%312
274Red Lake1,7871,7313.24%55
275Ortonville1,7741,924-7.80%63
276Gilbert1,7701,792-1.23%22
277Spring Park1,7661,6765.37%745
278Waverly1,7571,36129.10%149
279Dundas1,7541,37827.29%142
280Silver Bay1,7481,874-6.72%34
281Lester Prairie1,7341,761-1.53%290
282Osakis1,7321,740-0.46%133
283Rock Creek1,6961,6224.56%6
284Rushford1,6851,721-2.09%152
285Mapleton1,6741,755-4.62%178
286Canby1,6371,792-8.65%108
287Avon1,6081,39715.10%146
288Aurora1,6081,681-4.34%63
289Lakefield1,5991,713-6.65%178
290Tonka Bay1,5581,4775.48%247
291Oronoco1,5491,30418.79%79
292Warren1,5381,566-1.79%157
293Stacy1,5241,4395.91%70
294Lewiston1,5151,617-6.31%178
295Ada1,5091,700-11.24%166
296Richmond1,5021,4176.00%189
297Dassel1,4991,4612.60%136
298Red Lake Falls1,4761,4203.94%105
299Babbitt1,4621,474-0.81%2
300Fosston1,4501,534-5.48%106
301New London1,4481,27413.66%171
302Bagley1,4261,3813.26%107
303Rice1,4211,28210.84%37
304Dawson1,3861,544-10.23%145
305Frazee1,3851,3522.44%187
306Madison1,3781,547-10.92%196
307Grand Marais1,3771,3422.61%71
308Pierz1,3671,390-1.65%148
309Glyndon1,3591,397-2.72%128
310Minneota1,3481,391-3.09%138
311Hayfield1,3471,3450.15%159
312Winnebago1,3181,438-8.34%84
313Winthrop1,3111,409-6.96%165
314Appleton1,3031,413-7.78%104
315Starbuck1,2941,300-0.46%120
316Preston1,2831,324-3.10%78
317Menahga1,2681,303-2.69%51
318Wheaton1,2641,414-10.61%108
319Royalton1,2591,2292.44%97
320Spring Grove1,2561,336-5.99%188
321Clara City1,2521,359-7.87%106
322Medford1,2441,2390.40%155
323Mahnomen1,2411,2181.89%177
324Spicer1,2401,1725.80%156
325New York Mills1,2271,1962.59%126
326Cottonwood1,2201,232-0.97%183
327Mantorville1,2181,1981.67%129
328Nicollet1,2131,09011.28%191
329Harris1,2121,1327.07%9
330Adrian1,2101,222-0.98%155
331Fulda1,1901,314-9.44%175
332Grand Meadow1,1881,1542.95%259
333Renville1,1831,292-8.44%133
334Goodhue1,1731,177-0.34%190
335Madison Lake1,1721,02614.23%165
336Little Rock1,1701,208-3.15%24
337New Richland1,1681,212-3.63%292
338Shafer1,1551,04510.53%137
339Redby1,1431,334-14.32%32
340Elbow Lake1,1411,173-2.73%128
341Edgerton1,1311,190-4.96%143
342Atwater1,1271,134-0.62%164
343Dellwood1,1221,0922.75%62
344Fairfax1,1171,232-9.33%127
345Lake St. Croix Beach1,0821,0621.88%287
346Sherburn1,0811,137-4.93%179
347Lake Shore1,0761,0057.06%13
348Wanamingo1,0741,087-1.20%112
349Elgin1,0711,101-2.72%171
350Baudette1,0661,103-3.35%38
351East Gull Lake1,0611,0075.36%20
352Tyler1,0551,139-7.37%82
353Taylors Falls1,0529767.79%40
354Hector1,0381,150-9.74%86
355Eden Valley1,0351,043-0.77%127
356Truman1,0281,114-7.72%139
357Carlton1,0211,0200.10%40
358Keewatin1,0091,055-4.36%61
359Morristown9959851.02%137
360Watkins9899632.70%211
361Parkers Prairie9891,010-2.08%118
362Harmony9731,019-4.51%130
363Buhl965999-3.40%43
364Biwabik9639630.00%16
365Houston961987-2.63%114
366Nashwauk956989-3.34%10
367Bird Island9511,039-8.47%93
368Scanlon941991-5.05%169
369Henderson9348984.01%130
370Hallock933983-5.09%65
371Walker932948-1.69%54
372Deer River928943-1.59%108
373Battle Lake9278746.06%98
374Pine River925947-2.32%114
375Le Roy9249240.00%195
376Birchwood Village880881-0.11%385
377St. Stephen8718571.63%35
378Onamia866879-1.48%136
379Vineland8611,001-13.99%14
380Rushford Village8528253.27%4
381Lilydale84461537.24%226
382Blackduck8397856.88%78
383Emily8388123.20%4
384Mazeppa837840-0.36%115
385Morgan826897-7.92%223
386St. Clair810868-6.68%181
387Fertile808843-4.15%58
388Silver Lake806855-5.73%297
389Martin Lake806933-13.61%87
390Kimball8047595.93%79
391Henning8028010.12%36
392Elysian80169215.75%100
393Isle7987713.50%47
394Walnut Grove796872-8.72%109
395Belgrade7877396.50%98
396Dover7847356.67%115
397Lake Park7817810.00%118
398Bovey780803-2.86%51
399Adams780787-0.89%116
400Warsaw77462723.44%134
401Clarkfield769860-10.58%106
402West Concord766784-2.30%105
403Raymond7627620.00%126
404Greenwood7626979.33%316
405Cass Lake762768-0.78%99
406Lamberton760825-7.88%148
407Hilltop7577451.61%946
408Cleveland7567254.28%206
409Brooten7507440.81%70
410Hancock747763-2.10%123
411Ponemah7427242.49%10
412Mabel741779-4.88%229
413Browerville739780-5.26%104
414Landfall7367093.81%1,671
415Stockton7336994.86%64
416Gibbon733791-7.33%165
417Holdingford7317033.98%131
418Twin Valley729819-10.99%127
419Karlstad727760-4.34%72
420Clear Lake72754932.42%106
421Lanesboro713753-5.31%81
422Brownton712760-6.32%267
423Marine on St. Croix7106893.05%27
424Westbrook698740-5.68%157
425Greenbush696716-2.79%68
426Hampton6956851.46%84
427Trimont694748-7.22%132
428Courtland69461612.66%40
429Kerkhoven692756-8.47%124
430Brownsdale685686-0.15%227
431Hoffman6826790.44%47
432Buffalo Lake680743-8.48%144
433Kasota6786760.30%83
434Clarks Grove677718-5.71%178
435Center City6766326.96%172
436Freeport6696345.52%85
437Motley668675-1.04%72
438Marble667700-4.71%23
439Hendricks667711-6.19%106
440Loretto6626482.16%382
441La Prairie660664-0.60%60
442Ottertail65657913.30%23
443Ellendale656688-4.65%117
444Clarissa651685-4.96%96
445Sebeka648709-8.60%39
446Wabasso647696-7.04%113
447Welcome645683-5.56%66
448Hills643682-5.72%152
449Heron Lake642697-7.89%77
450Taconite637648-1.70%3
451Stephen637653-2.45%122
452Rollingstone6376320.79%218
453Argyle636639-0.47%63
454Minnesota Lake634686-7.58%58
455The Lakes631667-5.40%3
456Alden629659-4.55%97
457Randall628650-3.38%47
458Lake Benton625682-8.36%24
459Balaton624640-2.50%64
460Grove City621637-2.51%141
461Racine61944838.17%138
462Glenville614641-4.21%82
463Jasper607644-5.75%89
464Elmore606660-8.18%99
465Evansville600611-1.80%114
466McIntosh599628-4.62%89
467Barnum592618-4.21%87
468Minnetonka Beach5795358.22%185
469Hill City579628-7.80%77
470Butterfield579583-0.69%220
471Littlefork570648-12.04%71
472White Earth567580-2.24%25
473Cook564566-0.35%32
474Verndale560601-6.82%85
475Green Isle560570-1.75%82
476Graceville560590-5.08%144
477Sabin5525245.34%179
478Good Thunder551585-5.81%131
479Ironton548572-4.20%56
480Foreston5455332.25%57
481Lyle544552-1.45%107
482Hokah543580-6.38%116
483Sunfish Lake5425223.83%54
484Claremont541551-1.81%74
485Ranier540612-11.76%75
486Halstad540596-9.40%265
487Gem Lake53639436.04%76
488Deerwood5365291.32%54
489Geneva535552-3.08%171
490Stewart531570-6.84%98
491Ulen530545-2.75%74
492Clearbrook5255171.55%152
493Ivanhoe523569-8.08%88
494Pennock5195072.37%76
495Floodwood518532-2.63%51
496Browns Valley514585-12.14%98
497Eagle Bend511537-4.84%56
498Bethel5114943.44%78
499Audubon508519-2.12%137
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Top 500 Cities in Minnesota by Population

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.

Map of Cities in Minnesota

Minnesota Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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