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Overview

Introduction to St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, one of the "twin cities" of Minneapolis-St. Paul, is the capital of Minnesota. It is the second largest city in Minnesota, behind Minneapolis. The Twin Cities metropolitan statistical area has a population of nearly 3 million people according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

St. Paul is located on the Mississippi River, which separates it from Minneapolis, in eastern Minnesota, near the Wisconsin border. The Twin Cities are home to almost 20 Fortune 1000 company headquarters, seven of which are in St. Paul.

St. Paul's climate is characterized by four distinct seasons. Winters in St. Paul can be very cold. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature below freezing at 23 degrees Fahrenheit. July is the warmest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit.

St. Paul Arts and Entertainment

St. Paul provides a good assortment of arts and entertainment offerings. Some of the more notable arts and entertainment offerings include:

  • The Great American History Theatre
  • The Landmark Center
  • The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • The Minnesota Centennial Showboat Theater
  • The Minnesota Children’s Museum
  • The Minnesota History Center Museum
  • The Minnesota Museum of American Art
  • The Minnesota State Capitol
  • The Minnesota Transportation Museum
  • The Oops Interactive Theater
  • The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Park Square Theatre
  • The RiverCentre
  • The Science Museum of Minnesota and William L. McKnight/3M Omnitheater
  • The William L. McKnight/3M Omnitheater
  • The Twin City Model Railroad Museum

Of course the other Twin City, Minneapolis, also plays host to a rich assortment of arts and entertainment offerings.

For sports enthusiasts, the Twin Cities area plays host to numerous professional sports teams, including the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball's Saint Paul Saints, Major League Baseball's (MLB) Minnesota Twins, the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves, the National Football League's (NFL) Minnesota Vikings, the National Hockey League's (NHL) Minnesota Wild, the United Soccer League's (USL) USL First Division Minnesota Thunder and USL W-League Minnesota Lightning, and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx.

St. Paul is also home to the Saint Paul Bike Classic bike tour, and the Twin Cities Marathon.

St. Paul Higher Education

St. Paul is home to several notable institutions of higher leaning, including Bethel University, Hamline University, University of St. Thomas, and Macalester College. In addition to these, many online colleges offer degree programs to students located throughout Minnesota. Visit our online college directory for a list of available programs in your area.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Paul Almanac

Category Value
County Ramsey
Metro Area Minneapolis - Saint Paul
Standard Zip Codes 55101, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55109, 55110, 55111, 55112, 55113, 55114, 55115, 55116, 55117, 55118, 55119, 55120, 55121, 55122, 55123, 55124, 55125, 55126, 55127, 55128, 55129
P.O. Box Zip Codes 55150, 55164, 55165, 55166, 55172, 55175
Company Zip Codes 55133, 55144, 55145, 55146, 55155, 55161, 55168, 55169, 55170, 55171, 55177, 55182, 55187, 55188, 55190, 55191, 55199
Phone Area Codes 952
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.95
Longitude -93.09

St Paul Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST PAUL
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Station MINNEAPOLIS INTL AP
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 29.4 inches
Station STILLWATER 1 SE
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, St Paul, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bar Code (55172)

Birchwood (55110)

Fort Snelling (55111)

Fort Snelling Military Resv (55111)

Grant Township (55110, 55115)

Landfall Village (55128)

Twin Cities (55111)

Twin Cities Amf (55111)

White Bear Township (55110)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Falcon Heights 5,484 $93,889
Lilydale 750 $98,500
Maplewood 39,775 $78,649
Mendota Heights 11,172 $128,462

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Paul Public Libraries

Library
Saint Paul Public Library
90 WEST FOURTH STREET
St Paul, Minnesota
(651) 266-7000
Library Web Site

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St Paul Hospitals

REGIONS HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
640 JACKSON STREET
(651) 254-0975
Emergency Service: Yes

UNITED HOSPITALS INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
333 NORTH SMITH
(612) 298-8888
Emergency Service: Yes

ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
69 WEST EXCHANGE STREET
(651) 232-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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St Paul High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

HARDING SR.
1540 E. 6TH ST.
651-793-4700
Serves 2,101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

CENTRAL SR.
275 N. LEXINGTON PKWY.
651-632-6000
Serves 2,080 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

ARLINGTON SR.
1495 RICE ST.
651-293-6900
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,900 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

JOHNSON SR.
1349 ARCADE ST.
651-293-8890
Serves 1,655 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

HIGHLAND PARK SR.
1015 S. SNELLING AVE.
651-293-8940
Serves 1,424 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.6

COMO PARK SR.
740 W. ROSE AVE.
651-293-8800
Serves 1,423 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

HUMBOLDT SR.
30 E. BAKER ST.
651-293-8600
Serves 899 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

FOCUS BEYOND
251 STARKEY ST. SUITE 127
651-293-5997
A Special Education School
Serves 440 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30.1

ST. PAUL OPEN SCH.
90 S. WESTERN
651-293-8670
A Title I School.
Serves 400 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

HIGHER GROUND ACADEMY
1381 MARSHALL
651-645-1000
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

MINNESOTA BUSINESS ACADEMY CHARTER
505 WABASHA STREET
651-726-2100
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 375 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

UNIDALE ALC
590 UNIVERSITY AVE.
651-293-5900
A Non-traditional School
Serves 320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

HIGH SCHOOL FOR RECORDING ARTS
550 VANDALIA AVE.
651-287-0890
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 27

ALC LEAP
631 N. ALBERT ST.
651-228-7706
A Non-traditional School
Serves 159 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

ALC COMMUNITY SCHOOL
1600 W. UNIVERSITY AVE.
651-312-9096
A Non-traditional School
Serves 149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 43.8

BRIDGE VIEW SP. ED.
354 COLBORNE ST.
651-293-8640
A Special Education School
Serves 148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

GUADALUPE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
381 E. ROBIE ST.
651-222-0757
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 137 students.

AVALON SCHOOL
1745 UNIVERSITY AVE.
651-649-5495
A Charter School.
Serves 128 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

COMMUNITY OF PEACE ACADEMY SEC.
471 MAGNOLIA AVE. E.
651-776-5151
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 117 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

CITY ACADEMY
958 JESSIE ST.
651-298-4624
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

ALC CREATIVE ARTS SCHOOL
1037 UNIVERSITY AVE. W.
651-292-3480
A Non-traditional School
Serves 97 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 37.3

SKILLS FOR TOMORROW CHARTER SCHOOL
547 WHEELER ST. N.
651-647-6000
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 96 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

A. G. A. P. E. TEEN PARENT
1919 UNIVERSITY AVE. W
651-228-7746
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

BOYS TOTEM TOWN
398 TOTEM RD.
651-292-6275
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 86 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

JENNINGS EXPERIENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL
1745 UNIVERSITY AVE W.
651-649-5403
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 62 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

FACE TO FACE ACADEMY
1165 ARCADE ST.
651-772-5555
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 61 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

JUVENILE SERVICE CENTER
480 ST. PETER ST.
651-266-5202
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

ALC HUBB PROGRAM
1030 UNIVERSITY AVE.W.
651-290-4822
A Non-traditional School
Serves 56 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.4

IDT-MERRIAM PARK
1821 UNIVERSITY
651-645-5590
A Non-traditional School
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 48

ALC LEAD
1600 UNIVERSITY AVE. SUITE 14
651-312-9096
A Non-traditional School
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

BUSH MEMORIAL
180 S GROTTO ST
651-293-5288
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5

PAS EAST
951 E 5TH ST.
651-293-8960
A Special Education School
Serves 26 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

INTENSIVE DAY TREATMENT EAST ALC
1821 UNIVERSITY AVE. W.
952-888-8056
A Non-traditional School
Serves 23 students.

ALC EVENING H.S.
275 N. LEXINGTON PKWY.
651-632-6015
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

HOME/HOSPITAL INSTRUCTION
345 N. SMITH AVE.
651-293-5288
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.

ALC GATEWAY
494 SIBLEY 2ND FLOOR
651-221-1302
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

RIVERSIDE SP. ED. PROGRAMS
900 ALBION AVE.
651-293-5288
A Special Education School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 2.3

TRANSITION FOR SUCCESS
25 W 7TH ST.
651-312-9005
A Non-traditional School
Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

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