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The location of Saint Peter

Welcome to Saint Peter ...

The city of Saint Peter is located in Nicollet County and is the County Seat for Nicollet County.

The location of Saint Peter has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Saint Peter: St. Peter

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Saint Peter has a population of 11,935 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Saint Peter is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Saint Peter: 56082<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Peter had a population of 11,196 people (which is 34.21% of the total population of Nicollet County). This makes Saint Peter the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Saint Peter represents 0.21% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,196 people, the population of Saint Peter increased 14.87% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,747 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Saint Peter had an population of 11,935 people. This is an increase of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.45% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Saint Peter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Saint Peter - they are located in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Saint Peter ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Saint Peter. If available, we provide a satellite 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 Peter. 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 Peter. Our list includes 14 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint Peter ...

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

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

Communities near Saint Peter ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mankato   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the South (S) of Saint Peter

Located in Blue Earth County

North Mankato   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the South (S) of Saint Peter

Le Sueur   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the North (N) of Saint Peter

Located in Le Sueur County

Eagle Lake   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the South (S) of Saint Peter

Located in Blue Earth County

Lake Crystal   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Saint Peter

Located in Blue Earth County

Le Center   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the East (E) of Saint Peter

Located in Le Sueur County

Janesville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Saint Peter

Located in Waseca County

Gaylord   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Saint Peter

Located in Sibley County

Madison Lake   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Saint Peter

Located in Blue Earth County

Nicollet   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the West (W) of Saint Peter

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Nicollet County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Peter:

The official website for Nicollet County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint Peter.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint Peter - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Peter). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint Peter or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Peter) 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 Peter. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Peter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Peter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3294, Longitude: -93.9644     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Peter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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