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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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St. Paul is a city in Minnesota with a population of 297,160. St. Paul is in Ramsey County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in St. Paul offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In St. Paul there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in St. Paul and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in St. Paul are above average.
About St. Paul...
Population
297,160

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    351
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    68
    41
  • Robbery
    230
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    750
    500
  • Theft
    1,862
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    617
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,820
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Well, my entire experience with Minnesota has been very calming. There's never been any problems or anything dangerous going on, its actually pretty hard to see that around here, at least for me. Its been pretty easy trying to find a place to live, in my experience, there hasn't been trouble looking for a home here. Me personally I love the snow, sure it has its problems but I would much rather enjoy the cold than suffer in the heat, and it can get pretty hot here at times as well so you're not completely living in a popsicle. Minnesota probably doesn't seem like much, but I sure am glad to call this place home, and im sure you would too if you gave it a shot! Im sure you'd like it!
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St. Paul is one of the best cities to live in. We are updating buildings as well as community gardens that teach people to grow fruits and vegetables and to sell and trade with the community. The emergency services are the most considerate and kind people you will meet. On a nice summer day when they are slow they will be at a school playing and teaching kids. They stop to ask how your day is going. One thing I would change is how the streets are plowed during the winter. Compared to other cities we are falling very behind. Side streets take a beating when it is only plowed one time and not touched again until the next blizzard. However, when they do plow it is a decent job and I am thankful for everyone who works behind the scenes in the city of Saint Paul!
I both live and work in Saint Paul and I really like it here. It is extremely diverse and very liberal. It is also very family friendly! I wish the public schools were better--but I feel that way about the whole country and Saint Paul has some excellent Montessori, Charter, Immersion, Magnate, and Private schools as well to choose from.