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.

St Paul Almanac

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St Paul Climate

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

StationST PAUL
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp6 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp4 to 22 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 58 F
Annual Precip29.4 inches
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 23 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Falcon Heights5,559$116,683
Mendota Heights11,284$154,087
South St. Paul20,256$69,059
West St. Paul19,750$74,792

St Paul Hospitals

Regions Hospital
640 Jackson Street
(651) 254-2190
Healtheast St Johns Hospital
1575 Beam Avenue
(651) 232-7000
Gillette Childrens Spec Hosp
200 University Avenue East
(651) 229-3840
United Hospital
333 North Smith Avenue
(651) 241-8800
St Josephs Hospital
45 W 10th Street
(651) 232-3000
Healtheast Bethesda Hospital
559 Capitol Boulevard
(651) 232-2000
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