St. Paul 66 Below average
St. Paul Livability #580 ranked city in Minnesota#16,931 ranked city in the USARanks better than 42% of areas
A+ St. Paul Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ St. Paul Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Minnesota
St. Paul
1022% more expensive than the US average
1033% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
St. Paul cost of living
F St. Paul Crime Total crime is 89% higher than Minnesota
Total crime
4,55194% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2294% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
9%Year over year crime is up
St. Paul crime
D St. Paul Employment Household income is 20% lower than Minnesota
Median household income
$50,8208% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$27,4678% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%19% higher than the US average
St. Paul employment
B+ St. Paul Housing Home value is 7% lower than Minnesota
Median home value
$178,4003% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8659% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%22% lower than the US average
St. Paul real estate or St. Paul rentals
F St. Paul Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Minnesota
High school grad. rates
83%equal to the US average
School test scores
38%21% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
St. Paul K-12 schools
C St. Paul User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in St. Paul
Overall user rating
62% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
64% 8 total surveys
all St. Paul poll results

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      Living in St. Paul, MN

      St. Paul, Minnesota is a big city with a population of 297,160 residents. With a population density of 5,717 people per square mile, St. Paul is well above the nation's average density level. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all St. Paul residents is 31.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in St. Paul, Minnesota could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in St. Paul and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare St. Paul to Minnesota and the national average.

      St. Paul, MN receives 65/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #551 in Minnesota and #17,814 in the USA. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that St. Paul has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (A+) and housing (B+). Unfortunately for St. Paul, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), weather (F), education (F) and employment (D).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in St. Paul, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Science Museum of Minnesota, and State Fairgrounds Minnesota.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in St. Paul can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      St. Paul real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in St. Paul. Median real estate prices in St. Paul come in at $178,400, which is 6.8% lower than the Minnesota average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In St. Paul, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 16.7% higher than the Minnesota average.

      St. Paul transportation information

      StatisticSt. PaulMinnesotaNational
      Average one way commute23min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work69.1%78.0%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.1%8.7%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.8%3.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.7%0.8%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.0%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home5.3%5.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The St. Paul, MN data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).