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  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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West St. Paul is a suburb of St. Paul with a population of 19,779. West St. Paul is in Dakota County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in West St. Paul offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In West St. Paul there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in West St. Paul and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in West St. Paul are highly rated.

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About West St. Paul...
Population
19,779

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$199,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,013
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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West St. Paul Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    228.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    40.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    142.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    512.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    6,012
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    446.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

Working in West St. Paul

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,097
National
$62,843

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