South St. Paul, Minnesota Population 2021

19,918
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South St. Paul is a city located in Dakota County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 19,918, it is the 60th largest city in Minnesota and the 1872nd largest city in the United States . South St. Paul is currently declining at a rate of -0.36% annually and its population has decreased by -1.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,160 in 2010. South St. Paul reached it's highest population of 25,016 in 1970. Spanning over 6 miles, South St. Paul has a population density of 3,542 people per square mile.

The average household income in South St. Paul is $72,844 with a poverty rate of 11.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $937 per month, and the median house value is $192,100. The median age in South St. Paul is 35.1 years, 34 years for males, and 36 years for females.

South St. Paul Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South St. Paul was:

  • White: 81.03%
  • Other race: 6.78%
  • Two or more races: 6.20%
  • Black or African American: 3.20%
  • Asian: 2.03%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South St. Paul, Minnesota is 19,918 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,131.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,160.

South St. Paul, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,36481.03%
Some Other Race1,3696.78%
Two or More Races1,2536.20%
Black or African American6473.20%
Asian4092.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native1520.75%
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South St. Paul Population by Race

South St. Paul Population Pyramid $2021

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South St. Paul Median Age

35.1


Total

34


Male

36


Female

South St. Paul Adults

There are 15,290 adults, (2,621 of whom are seniors) in South St. Paul.

South St. Paul Age Dependency

59.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

South St. Paul Sex Ratio

Female

10,276

50.89%

Male

9,918

49.11%

South St. Paul Population by Age

South St. Paul Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South St. Paul Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All65.8%34.2%
Male59.4%40.6%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Female48.4%51.6%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

South St. Paul Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0532.4965.8
Married3,4683.1782.3
Non Family2,9801.2654.1
Female1,1123.3448.4
Male4933.2659.4

3.09

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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South St. Paul Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3702.76%
9th to 12th Grade7225.39%
High School Graduate3,84528.70%
Some College3,03622.66%
Associates Degree1,78313.31%
Bachelors Degree2,74820.51%
Graduate Degree8956.68%
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South St. Paul Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South St. Paul Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,12410,6313,196
Hispanic1,322842245
Other Race58833780
2+ Races331310108
Black32426636
Asian28623753
Native American1047616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 32.63%.

South St. Paul Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,699$47,556$37,793
Less Than 9th Grade$28,163$35,694$18,299
High School Graduate$35,067$38,482$28,523
Some College$46,010$52,592$39,618
Bachelors Degree$50,428$53,000$44,934
Graduate Degree$66,453$70,430$62,222

$42,699

Average Earnings

$47,556

Average Male

$37,793

Average Female

South St. Paul Earnings by Educational Attainment

South St. Paul Language by Age

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South St. Paul Language

87.16% of South St. Paul residents speak only English, while 12.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.20% of the population.

South St. Paul Language

South St. Paul Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,0971,2318.15%
Hispanic2,86539913.93%
Multiple1,25326120.83%
Black64724738.18%
Other1,36914910.88%
Asian4098220.05%
Native1521711.18%

11.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.73%

Male Poverty Rate

12.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South St. Paul

The race most likely to be in poverty in South St. Paul is Black, with 38.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South St. Paul is White, with 8.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.11%.

South St. Paul Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.66%
High School13.48%
Some College7.35%
Bachelors or Greater4.36%

South St. Paul Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed35.51%
Female Unemployed34.21%
Female Employed5.18%
Male Employed4.77%

South St. Paul Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South St. Paul Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,247$72,844
Families$73,358$81,759
Married Families$85,000-
Non Families$41,080$52,610
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Income by Household Type

South St. Paul Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.6%

Female Marriage Rate

South St. Paul Married by Age and Sex

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South St. Paul Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South St. Paul Marital Status by Race

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South St. Paul Marital Status

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1,042

Number of Veterans

964

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
Second Gulf War254
First Gulf War137
Korea99
World War II34

South St. Paul Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64268
75+227
65 to 74219
35 to 54206
18 to 34122

South St. Paul Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9907.51%
Hispanic734.42%
Asian308.88%
Other Race172.18%
Black51.19%

South St. Paul Veterans by Race

South St. Paul Veterans by Education

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2.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

South St. Paul Veterans by Education

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71.9%

Labor Force Participation

69%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

South St. Paul Employment by Age

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South St. Paul Employment by Race

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South St. Paul Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.10%

Born in South St. Paul

93.47%

Native Born

6.53%

Foreign Born

3.82%

Non Citizen

2.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.47% of South St. Paul residents were born in the United States, with 75.10% having been born in Minnesota. 3.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South St. Paul Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,918-71-0.36%
202019,989-71-0.35%
201920,060-71-0.35%
201820,131-116-0.57%
201720,24770.03%
201620,240-16-0.08%
201520,256-66-0.32%
201420,322370.18%
201320,285300.15%
201220,255610.30%
201120,194660.33%
201020,128-39-0.02%
200020,167-30-0.01%
199020,197-1,038-0.50%
198021,235-3,781-1.63%
197025,0162,9841.28%
196022,0326,1233.31%
195015,9094,0652.99%
194011,8441,8351.70%
193010,0093,1493.85%
19206,8602,3504.28%
19104,5102,3107.44%
19002,2000.00%

South St. Paul Population by Year