Minneapolis-Saint Paul at a glance

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Source: 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, adjusted to fit current neighborhood boundaries using the 2010 Census counts. The 5-year estimates represent averages of data collected over that time period.

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Who lives in Saint Paul?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 22,500 7.4%
5-9 years 21,240 7.0%
10-14 years 21,121 7.0%
15-17 years 11,361 3.8%
18-24 years 35,946 11.9%
25-34 years 55,486 18.3%
35-44 years 38,030 12.6%
45-54 years 34,037 11.2%
55-64 years 32,474 10.7%
65-74 years 18,464 6.1%
75-84 years 7,903 2.6%
85 years and older 4,198 1.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Male 149,289 49.3%
Female 153,471 50.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
White 171,686 56.7%
Of Color 131,074 43.3%
Black or African American 48,592 16.0%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 2,758 0.9%
Asian or Pacific Islander 55,669 18.4%
Other 8,713 2.9%
Two or more races 15,256 5.0%
Hispanic or Latino 28,923 9.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 280,260 100.0%
English only 197,432 70.4%
Language other than English 82,828 29.6%
Speaks English less than "very well" 42,589 15.2%
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 300,607 100.0%
Population with a disability 44,507 14.8%
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Foreign-born residents 59,719 19.7%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 298,187 100.0%
Same residence 235,121 78.9%
Different residence in the U.S. 60,177 20.2%
Different residence outside the U.S. 2,889 1.0%

What's Saint Paul's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 112,999 100.0%
Less than $35,000 37,238 33.0%
$35,000-$49,999 14,392 12.7%
$50,000-$74,999 20,538 18.2%
$75,000-$99,999 13,930 12.3%
$100,000 or more 26,901 23.8%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $55,085 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 294,938 100.0%
Less than $35,000 37,238 33.0%
With income below poverty 58,763 19.9%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 33,424 11.3%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 27,951 9.5%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 174,800 59.3%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 85,986 29.2%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) 94,928 32.2%
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 46,424 15.7%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 45,271 15.3%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 42,302 14.3%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 38,410 13.0%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 52,029 17.6%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 32,866 11.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 300,607 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 22,388 7.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 119,940 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 6,941 5.8%
Occupied housing units 112,999 94.2%
Average household size 2.6
Owner-occupied 56,260 46.9%
Average household size 2.8
Renter-occupied 56,739 47.3%
Average household size 2.4
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 9,103 7.6%
1970-1999 25,039 20.9%
1940-1969 33,951 28.3%
1939 or earlier 51,847 43.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households (2014-2018)
Total households 112,999 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 62,059 54.9%
With children under 18 years 35,193 31.1%
Married-couple family households 40,782 36.1%
With children under 18 years 20,255 17.9%
Single-person family households 21,277 18.8%
With children under 18 years 14,938 13.2%
Nonfamily households 50,940 45.1%
Householder living alone 39,536 35.0%
65 years and over 10,619 9.4%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 35,537 31.4%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 22,975 20.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 63,884 56.5%
Moved in 2000-2009 23,639 20.9%
Moved in 1990-1999 11,918 10.5%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 11,918 10.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All households for which cost burden is calculated 110,737 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 38,828 35.1%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 56,095 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 11,705 20.9%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 54,642 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 27,123 49.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 55,547
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $935
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 15,809 14.0%
1 vehicle available 44,707 39.6%
2 vehicles available 38,407 34.0%
3 or more vehicles available 14,076 12.5%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 151,843 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 119,006 78.4%
Public transportation 14,473 9.5%
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 18,364 12.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 143,319 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 12,622 8.8%
10-19 minutes 46,903 32.7%
20-29 minutes 38,982 27.2%
30 minutes or longer 44,812 31.3%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 190,592 100.0%
Less than high school 26,164 13.7%
High school diploma or GED 39,264 20.6%
Some college or associate’s degree 48,732 25.6%
Bachelor’s Degree 44,889 23.6%
Graduate or professional Degree 31,543 16.6%
High school graduate or higher 164,428 86.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 76,432 40.1%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 195,157 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 147,405 75.5%
Civilian labor force 155,824 100.0%
Unemployed 8,419 5.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 148,668 100.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 43,392 29.2%
Age 30 to 54 78,174 52.6%
Age 55 or older 27,102 18.2%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 36,744 24.7%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 49,513 33.3%
$40,000 or more per year 62,411 42.0%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 13,876 9.3%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation 21 0.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 9,969 6.7%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 3,002 2.0%
Construction 3,730 2.5%
Educational services 15,746 10.6%
Finance and insurance 7,554 5.1%
Health care and social assistance 27,827 18.7%
Information 3,117 2.1%
Management of companies and enterprises 5,598 3.8%
Manufacturing 12,023 8.1%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 21 0.0%
Other services (excluding public administration) 5,326 3.6%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 8,907 6.0%
Public administration 6,717 4.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing 2,158 1.5%
Retail trade 12,971 8.7%
Transportation and warehousing 4,301 2.9%
Utilities 406 0.3%
Wholesale trade 5,002 3.4%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by race (2017)
White alone 98,428 66.2%
Black or African American alone 22,254 15.0%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 1,205 0.8%
Asian alone 22,737 15.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone 157 0.1%
Two or more race groups 3,887 2.6%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 11,279 7.6%
High school or equivalent, no college 24,919 16.8%
Some college or associate degree 33,390 22.5%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 35,688 24.0%