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Welcome to Saint Paul ...

The city of Saint Paul is located in Ramsey County. It is the County Seat and the capital of Minnesota.

When the people of Saint Paul refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saint Paulite<1>

A typical abbreviation for Saint Paul: St. Paul

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Saint Paul has a population of 306,621 people<2> (see below for details).

Saint Paul is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Saint Paul lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Saint Paul lies within the (651) area code.

The ZIP codes for Saint Paul: 55101-55129, 55133, 55144-55146, 55155, 55161, 55164-55166, 55168-55172, 55175, 55177, 55182, 55187-55188, 55190-55191<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Paul had a population of 285,068 people (or 56.05% of the total population of Ramsey County). This makes Saint Paul the county's most populous community.

The population of Saint Paul represents 5.37% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 285,068 people, the population of Saint Paul has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 287,151 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Saint Paul had an population of 306,621 people. This is an increase of 7.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.78% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint Paul.

Communities near Saint Paul ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Blaine   [Map]   64,557   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,866   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Burnsville   [Map]   61,439   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Eagan   [Map]   66,627   S   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Saint Paul.

Communities Also Named Saint Paul ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named Saint Paul - they are located in Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec (4), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (5) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saint Paul.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Saint Paul. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Saint Paul. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Paul. Our list includes 292 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Saint Paul:

Websites for Saint Paul ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Paul ...

Looking for more information about Saint Paul? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Saint Paul, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Saint Paul.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Ramsey County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Paul:

The official website for Ramsey County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saint Paul refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saint Paul may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Paul.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Paul - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Saint Paul). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Paul or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Saint Paul includes: 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, 55133, 55144, 55145, 55155, 55161, 55164, 55165, 55168, 55169, 55170, 55171, 55175, 55177, 55182, 55187, 55190 & 55191.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Saint Paul. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Paul) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Paul. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Paul

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Paul. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9533, Longitude: -93.0945     [Map].

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