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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Payne-Phalen is a neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota with a population of 32,350. Payne-Phalen is in Ramsey County. Living in Payne-Phalen offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Payne-Phalen there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Payne-Phalen and residents tend to be liberal.
About Payne-Phalen...
Population
32,350

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,524
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$916
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    0
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,487
National
$55,322
Families with Children
43%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%
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Payne-Phalen Reviews

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This neighborhood on the east side of Saint Paul is very diverse. But nowadays, it's become a bit frightening---an increase of violence. I'm thankful that nothing has happened on my street yet, but the incidents are still incredibly close and it worries me. Love my neighborhood for its diversity, but it doesn't feel as safe anymore unfortunately.
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My area has potential but could definitely undergo several improvements before it could be an ideal place to live: thorough local police response, higher standards for education, stricter littering/loud music/catcalling laws, rain gardens on curbs to conserve water, solar panels on parking lots, more recycle bins on corners, and more local coffee shops/bookstores. I can see it starting to evolve, but not fast enough. I would not choose to live here again in the future if the atmosphere stays where it is.
Our neighborhood is conveniently located to get to either downtown, but is also relatively safe and quiet. It is a very diverse neighborhood in close walking distance to a lot of fantastic restaurants.