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South Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Welcome to South Saint Paul ...

The city of South Saint Paul is located in Dakota County.

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

A typical abbreviation for South Saint Paul: S. St. Paul

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, South Saint Paul has a population of 20,145 people<2> (see below for details).

South Saint Paul is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

South Saint Paul is within the (651) area code.

The ZIP code for South Saint Paul: 55075<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Saint Paul had a population of 20,160 people (or 5.06% of the total population of Dakota County). This makes South Saint Paul the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of South Saint Paul represents 0.38% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,160 people, the population of South Saint Paul has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,167 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, South Saint Paul had an population of 20,145 people (or a decrease of 0.11% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for South Saint Paul ...

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 South Saint Paul. 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 South 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 South Saint Paul. Our list includes 11 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Saint Paul ...

Looking for more information about South Saint Paul? 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 South Saint Paul, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Saint Paul.

Communities near South Saint Paul ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of South Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Bloomington   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of South Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of South Saint Paul

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of South Saint Paul

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of South Saint Paul

Apple Valley   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of South Saint Paul

Edina   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of South Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of South Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Maplewood   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of South Saint Paul

Located in Ramsey County

Cottage Grove   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of South Saint Paul

Located in Washington County

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

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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.

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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 South Saint Paul.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South 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 South Saint Paul). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Saint Paul or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Saint Paul. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8874, Longitude: -93.0408     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Saint Paul have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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