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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
St. Paul is a city in Minnesota with a population of 300,820. 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
300,820

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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St. Paul Rankings

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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
    345.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    227.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    741.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,144.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    679.5
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in St. Paul

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,841
National
$55,322
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What I love about Saint Paul is all the great restaurants you can find! There are Three main areas I'd go to for food Hmong Village which is on Phalen Bvld. Then Arcade St, and Payne Ave there are a lot of Asian restaurants and Hispanic restaurants on these streets. Finally University Ave there are tons of restaurants here my favorite would probably be Little Schezuan which is a Chinese Hot Pot Cafe. What I most like about Saint Paul is the Pho, you can Find Pho on every one of these streets and the best thing about it is that every restaurant makes it a little different! Five Stars!
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Living in St. Paul, MN is a hit or miss. Some parts of the neighborhood is safe, if you're lucky. It'll be peaceful and quiet. The neighborhood I live in has a bunch of older folks, so it's not too noisy. In the past I have lived in the opposite of my current situation. You would hear gun shots, and wouldn't be able to tell if they were just fireworks or not. I also have friends who live about 15 mins away from me in different parts of STP and they would post videos of people breaking into the house and cars! It's not a safe environment out here. The streets are also filled with potholes. Not sure where our tax money is going to!
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!