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Welcome to West Saint Paul ...

The city of West Saint Paul is located in Dakota County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Saint Paul has a population of 19,980 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Saint Paul.

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

Websites for West Saint Paul ...

Official Website: www.ci.west-saint-paul.mn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Saint Paul had an population of 19,980 people. This is an increase of 2.25% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.96% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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.

Communities near West Saint Paul ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near West Saint Paul.

  • Minneapolis [Hennepin County]
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    • Minneapolis [Hennepin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of West Saint Paul
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minneapolis<5>
  • Bloomington [Hennepin County]
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    • Bloomington [Hennepin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of West Saint Paul
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<5>
  • Plymouth [Hennepin County]
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    • Plymouth [Hennepin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of West Saint Paul
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,635 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
  • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County]
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    • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of West Saint Paul
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,574 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Woodbury [Washington County]
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      • Woodbury [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of West Saint Paul
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<5>
    • Lakeville [Dakota County]
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      • Lakeville [Dakota County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of West Saint Paul
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,583 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeville<5>
    • Blaine [Anoka County]
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      • Blaine [Anoka County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of West Saint Paul
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,697 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<5>
    • Eagan [Dakota County]
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      • Eagan [Dakota County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of West Saint Paul
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan<5>
    • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County]
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      • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of West Saint Paul
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden Prairie<5>
    • Burnsville [Dakota County]
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      • Burnsville [Dakota County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of West Saint Paul
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around West Saint Paul. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Saint Paul.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around West Saint Paul.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around West Saint Paul. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding West Saint Paul to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of West Saint Paul in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for West Saint Paul was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Saint Paul on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for West Saint Paul: www.ci.west-saint-paul.mn.us/

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Dakota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Saint Paul.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Saint Paul - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- West 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 West Saint Paul. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Saint PaulOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Saint Paul. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9161, Longitude: -93.1018    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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