Income/capita 8%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 19%
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IndexSt. PaulMinnesotaNational
Income per capita$27,467$33,225$29,829
Median household income$50,820$63,217$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,272$77,618$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,016$34,348$35,192
Median earnings male$31,626$40,933$36,919
Median earnings female$26,915$29,114$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in St. Paul is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in St. Paul is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in St. Paul is 19% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in St. Paul is 43% higher than the national average

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      St. Paul employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.8%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector15.2%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services5.0%6.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.2%10.4%
      Public administration4.1%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%1.8%
      Education, health & social services18.4%40.4%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sunfish Lake, MN608$175,625217.5%
      Dellwood, MN1,206$171,250209.6%
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      Pine Springs, MN429$123,750123.7%
      Gem Lake, MN463$118,750114.7%
      St. Paul, MN297,160$50,8208.1%

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      Cincinnati, OH298,011$34,62937.4%
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      St. Paul, MN297,160$50,8208.1%
      Source: The St. Paul, MN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).