Population: 19,206

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, South St. Paul has a very low population density. South St. Paul is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

3,348 South St. Paul
27,441 New York

City Info

South St. Paul, MN is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. South St. Paul has a population density of 3,348, with 19,206 current residents.

Out of the 19,206 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 54% Sun
  • 31% Rain
  • 49% Snow


44°F average temperature

  • 52 years Median home age
  • $129,390 Median home price
  • -17.27% Home appreciation rate
  • 11.2% Annual property tax
  • 69%
    Homes owned
  • 26.6%
    Homes rented
  • 4.4%
    Homes vacant


As for living in South St. Paul, the air quality is 85% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 31% rainy, and 49% snowy. The average temperature is 44°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in South St. Paul, you should know that 69% of homes are owned while 26.6% of homes are rented, and 4.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $129,390, the median age of homes is 52 years, the annual home appreciation is -17.27% and the annual property tax is 11.20%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of South St. Paul, it’s important to determine the crime rate. South St. Paul’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in South St. Paul is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 51.79% Democratic, 46.29% Republican, and 1.92% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 87%
    High school diploma
  • 9%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 12%
    Bachelors degree
  • 5%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at South St. Paul, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.70% of residents are unemployed in South St. Paul (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed South St. Paul residents: 11.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.23% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.6% are in the customer service field, 31.4% are in the sales field, 0.21% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.1% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 86.86%, 9.00% of residents have an associate’s degree, 11.73% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.56% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in South St. Paul, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of South St. Paul have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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