St. Paul, Minnesota Population 2024

295,228

St. Paul is a city located in Ramsey County Minnesota. St. Paul has a 2024 population of 295,228. It is also the county seat of Ramsey County.St. Paul is currently declining at a rate of -1.33% annually and its population has decreased by -5.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 311,130 in 2020.

The average household income in St. Paul is $98,687 with a poverty rate of 16.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in St. Paul is 33.1 years, 32.9 years for males, and 33.4 years for females.

St. Paul is a city located in the state of Minnesota. It serves as the county seat for Ramsey County.

St. Paul Population Statistics

Most of the residents that follow a religion are Christian, but it also has communities of Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and Wiccans. Over 82% of residents work in the private sector.

St. Paul Population Growth

The city of St. Paul has seen significant population growth throughout its history. By the 20th century, the population had exceeded 150,000. By the time of the 1910 census, the population was over 200,000. By 1950, the city’s population was well over 300,000. In 1960, the population reached 313,411, which was where it peaked. The population then fell through the 1970s and 1980s before growing slightly in 1990 and more significantly in 2000. In 2010, the city’s population was down less than 1%. However, the city’s population according to recent estimates has risen by almost 7% since the 2010 census and is now over 300,000 again, indicating that efforts to revitalize the city seem to be working.

Evidence shows that the region that is now St. Paul has been inhabited for thousands of years. It is believed that the area was first inhabited by Hopewell Indians. In the 17th century through the 19th century, St. Paul was also the home for the Mdewakanton Dakota tribe.

After the Louisiana Purchase, an Army officer purchased 100,000 acres from the tribe. This included what is now St. Paul, and it was used to establish Fort Snelling, which was completed in 1819. In 1837, a treaty allowed that all land east of the Mississippi would be transferred to the federal government, and the tribe moved out. Explorers, missionaries, and traders then used the fort. By the mid-19th century, the area was a famous trade center for settlers that were going west.

It was in 1841 when a chapel was established in what is now St. Paul. Later the decade, the first school was built. By the end of the 1840s, the Minnesota Territory was established and St. Paul was designated as the capital. Minnesota was designated as a state in the late 1850s and St. Paul remained as the capital.

The city continued to grow as it became a gateway for settlers of the Minnesota frontier. The arrival of railroads continued to help boost the population. However, there were some troubles ahead for St. Paul. At the beginning of the 20th century, tornadoes and storms destroyed the downtown area causing millions of dollars in damages. However, the city rebuilt and continued to grow. Ford Motor Company opened a plant in 1924, which remained in service until 2011. Neighborhoods were constructed, and Interstate 94 was built. In the 1970s, skyscrapers were built in the downtown area. Today, the city is divided into 17 different neighborhoods. It is home to many major corporations including Ecolab and Securian Financial Group. St. Paul features many historical sites, new businesses including retail centers and restaurants, and cultural centers and museums.

St. Paul Demographics

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

  • White: 54.32%
  • Asian: 18.38%
  • Black or African American: 15.65%
  • Two or more races: 7.77%
  • Other race: 3.18%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
52.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
5,679.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.11% (-15,902)
The current population of St. Paul, Minnesota is 295,228 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 311,130.

St. Paul, Minnesota Population 2024

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St. Paul Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White167,72954.32%
Asian56,75518.38%
Black or African American48,32315.65%
Two or more races24,0057.77%
Other race9,8293.18%
Native American2,0920.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander730.02%
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White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

St. Paul Population by Race

St. Paul Population Pyramid 2024

St. Paul Median Age

33.1

Total

32.9

Male

33.4

Female

St. Paul Adults

There are 234,807 adults, (36,352 of whom are seniors) in St. Paul.

St. Paul Age Dependency

55.6

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

St. Paul Sex Ratio

Female155,98450.51%
Male152,82249.49%

St. Paul Population by Age

St. Paul Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All121,2122.475347
Non Family57,5751.3339.560.5
Married41,7893.4677.522.5
Female15,5853.6238.761.3
Male6,2633.549.450.6
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3.37

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

St. Paul Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

St. Paul Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

St. Paul Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 55.83%.

St. Paul Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,600

Average Earnings

$51,315

Average Male

$45,097

Average Female

St. Paul Earnings by Educational Attainment

St. Paul Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

St. Paul Language

71.69% of St. Paul residents speak only English, while 28.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 14.47% of the population.

St. Paul Language

St. Paul Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White153,25414,0369.16%
Asian55,83313,59324.35%
Black47,37813,32628.13%
Hispanic26,1064,95818.99%
Multiple23,4044,77120.39%
Other9,7251,82918.81%
Native2,04186642.43%
Islander711723.94%
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16.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.47%

Male Poverty Rate

17.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in St. Paul

The race most likely to be in poverty in St. Paul is Native, with 42.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in St. Paul is White, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.95%.

St. Paul Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.79%
High School18.76%
Some College12.9%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%
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St. Paul Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.63%
Male Unemployed29.1%
Female Employed9.37%
Male Employed6.62%
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St. Paul Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

St. Paul Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

St. Paul Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.9%

Female Marriage Rate

St. Paul Married by Age and Sex

male

female

St. Paul Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

St. Paul Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

St. Paul Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

9,474

Number of Veterans

8,461

Male Veterans

1,013

Female Veterans

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St. Paul Veterans by War

count

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St. Paul Veterans by Age

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St. Paul Veterans by Race

St. Paul Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

St. Paul Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.7%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

St. Paul Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

St. Paul Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

St. Paul Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.8%

Born in St. Paul

81.17%

Native Born

18.83%

Foreign Born

7.47%

Non Citizen

11.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.17% of St. Paul residents were born in the United States, with 54.8% having been born in Minnesota. 7.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

St. Paul Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029275,358-3,974-1.42%
2028279,332-3,974-1.4%
2027283,306-3,974-1.38%
2026287,280-3,974-1.36%
2025291,254-3,974-1.35%
2024295,228-3,974-1.33%
2023299,202-3,974-1.31%
2022303,176-3,974-1.29%
2021307,150-3,980-1.28%
2020311,1303,4231.11%
2019307,7077330.24%
2018306,9742,0380.67%
2017304,9361,9130.63%
2016303,0232,9891%
2015300,0342,2790.77%
2014297,7552,6220.89%
2013295,1333,8001.3%
2012291,3332,4390.84%
2011288,8943,3901.19%
2010285,504-1,647-0.57%
2000287,15114,9165.48%
1990272,2352,0050.74%
1980270,230-39,636-12.79%
1970309,866-3,545-1.13%
1960313,4112,0620.66%
1950311,34923,6138.21%
1940287,73616,1305.94%
1930271,60636,90815.73%
1920234,69819,9549.29%
1910214,74451,67931.69%
1900163,06529,90922.46%
1890133,15691,683221.07%
188041,47321,443107.05%
187020,0309,62992.58%
186010,4019,301845.55%
18501,100
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St. Paul Population by Year