South St. Paul, Minnesota Population 2020

20,165

South St. Paul is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 20,165, it is the 57th largest city in Minnesota and the 1833rd largest city in the United States. South St. Paul is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually and its population has increased by 0.02% 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 3,586 people per square mile.

The average household income in South St. Paul is $69,217 with a poverty rate of 10.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $938 per month, and the median house value is $177,700. The median age in South St. Paul is 34.7 years, 33.9 years for males, and 35.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males.

South St. Paul Demographics

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

  • White: 81.15%
  • Two or more races: 7.26%
  • Other race: 6.04%
  • Black or African American: 2.74%
  • Asian: 2.06%
  • Native American: 0.75%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South St. Paul, Minnesota is 20,165, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,145.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,160.

South St. Paul, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,43881.15%
Two or More Races1,4707.26%
Some Other Race1,2246.04%
Black or African American5552.74%
Asian4182.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native1510.75%

South St. Paul Population Pyramid 2020

South St. Paul Median Age

34.7


Total

33.9


Male

35.6


Female

South St. Paul Adults

There are 15,265 adults, (2,503 of whom are seniors) in South St. Paul.

South St. Paul Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

South St. Paul Sex Ratio

Female

10,356

51.13%

Male

9,900

48.87%

South St. Paul Households and Families

South St. Paul Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

South St. Paul Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
All65.6%34.4%
Male57.8%42.2%
Non Family53.8%46.2%
Female53.5%46.5%

65.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0792.4965.6
Married3,4493.1981.1
Non Family2,9791.2653.8
Female1,2103.2353.5
Male4413.3257.8

3.1

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

South St. Paul Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4253.20%
9th to 12th Grade7986.01%
High School Graduate3,50926.42%
Some College3,21124.17%
Associates Degree1,79413.50%
Bachelors Degree2,80321.10%
Graduate Degree7445.60%

South St. Paul Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,03410,4763,141
Hispanic1,235675177
Other Race56026993
Black40535340
Multiple Races338325108
Asian28023373
Native American1037323

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 96.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 31.95%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,274$46,226$36,854
Less Than High School$28,007$31,750$18,083
High School Grad$34,583$39,286$25,970
Some College$43,769$50,443$38,007
Bachelors Degree$44,489$48,819$43,045
Graduate Degree$62,925$65,547$59,833

$41,274

Average Earnings

$46,226

Average Male

$36,854

Average Female

South St. Paul Language

South St. Paul Language by Age

South St. Paul Language

87.33% of South St. Paul residents speak only English, while 12.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.73% of the population.

South St. Paul Poverty

South St. Paul Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,0811,2128.04%
Hispanic2,97944314.87%
Multiple1,47027818.91%
Other1,22427222.22%
Black55118934.30%
Asian4185212.44%
Native1513019.87%

10.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.34%

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 34.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South St. Paul is White, with 8.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.68%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.74%
High School16.64%
Some College7.37%
Bachelors or Greater3.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed50.19%
Male Unemployed43.62%
Male Employed6.13%
Female Employed5.79%

South St. Paul Income

South St. Paul Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$60,588$69,217
Families$69,059$78,587
Married Families$84,669-
Non Families$39,838$48,575

South St. Paul Marital Status

South St. Paul Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

South St. Paul Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

South St. Paul Marital Status by Race

South St. Paul Veterans

1,162

Number of Veterans

1,019

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam412
Second Gulf War327
First Gulf War123
Korea102
World War II36
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0337.86%
Hispanic1227.33%
2 or More5510.50%
Other426.01%
Asian278.04%
Black51.10%

$South St. Paul Veterans by Education

4.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

South St. Paul Employment Status

72.5%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

South St. Paul Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.23%

Born in Minnesota

93.62%

Native Born

6.38%

Foreign Born

3.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.62% of South St. Paul residents were born in the United States, with 74.23% having been born in Minnesota. 3.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,165100.05%
201920,155100.05%
201820,145-111-0.55%
201720,256100.05%
201620,246-11-0.05%
201520,257-64-0.31%
201420,321380.19%
201320,283330.16%
201220,250620.31%
201120,188650.32%
201020,123-44-0.02%
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%