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West Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Welcome to West Saint Paul ...

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

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

A typical abbreviation for West Saint Paul: W. St. Paul

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, West Saint Paul has a population of 19,678 people<2> (see below for details).

West Saint Paul is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Saint Paul had a population of 19,540 people. This makes West Saint Paul the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of West Saint Paul represents 0.37% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,540 people, the population of West Saint Paul has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 19,405 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, West Saint Paul had an population of 19,678 people. This is an increase of 0.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.41% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named West Saint Paul ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named West Saint Paul - they are located in Manitoba and Texas.

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

Websites for West 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 West 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 West 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 West Saint Paul.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Saint Paul ...

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

Communities near West Saint Paul ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of West Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Bloomington   [Map]

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

Located in Hennepin County

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of West Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of West Saint Paul

Located in Washington County

Eagan   [Map]

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

Lakeville   [Map]

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

Blaine   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of West Saint Paul

Located in Anoka County

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of West Saint Paul

Located in Hennepin County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of West Saint Paul

Apple Valley   [Map]

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

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

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

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West 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 West Saint Paul. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Saint Paul

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Saint Paul. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9018, Longitude: -93.0857     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Saint Paul have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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