Saint Paul (Minnesota)

Ramsey County


Saint Paul [ seɪntpɔ ː l] (abbreviated St. Paul ) is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. She is also the administrative seat of Ramsey County. In 2010, Saint Paul had 285 068 inhabitants. The city forms the Twin Cities Minneapolis ( Twin Cities ).

  • 4.1 Attractions
  • 5.1 traffic
  • 5.2 Established businesses


The history of Saint Pauls begins in the early 19th century, the first traders, explorers and missionaries from the south of Canada immigrated and settled in the territory of the present town. They were mostly of French origin and sought the protection of the nearby Fort Snelling.

Benefiting from its location on the Mississippi River and Minnesota River is a commercial center developed. In 1841 Galtier there a church named Saint Paul, after which the village was named.

In the following years, St. Paul continued to grow and eventually became a separate town in 1854 and the capital of Minnesota.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Saint Paul 285 068 people in 111 001 households. The population density was 2085.4 people per square kilometer. In the 111 001 households lived statistically 2.47 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 60.1 percent white, 15.7 percent African American, 1.1 percent Native American, 15.0 percent Asiaten1, 0.1 percent and 3.9 percent Polynesians from other ethnic groups; 4.2 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 9.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

25.1 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 65.9 percent were between 18 and 64 and 9.0 percent were 65 years or older. 51.1 percent of the population was female.

The median annual income for a household was $ 45,939. The per capita income was $ 25,576. 22.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

1St. Paul has the world's second largest urban population of Hmong.


The city is divided into different residential areas:

  • Saint Anthony Park
  • Merriam Park
  • Macalester - Groveland
  • Highland Park
  • The Midway
  • Como Park
  • North End
  • Thomas -Dale
  • Summit - University
  • Summit Hill
  • West Seventh
  • Downtown
  • West Side
  • Payne- Phalen
  • Dayton 's Bluff
  • Greater East Side
  • Battle Creek

Universities (selection)

  • Hamline University
  • Macalester College
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of St. Thomas
  • St. Catherine University

Culture and sights

Saint Paul is significant especially in the cultural field. The numerous historical museums here are the main focus. The city is the seat of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.


Among the sights of St. Paul:

  • Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray, who designed several other buildings in the city
  • Fort Snelling
  • James J. Hill House
  • Minnesota State Capitol
  • Museum of American Art
  • Science Museum of Minnesota
  • City ( downtown)

Economy and infrastructure


The movement takes place in Saint Paul mainly held by private motor vehicles. Alternatively there is a public transport which connects with buses and a tram line to the city center with Minneapolis and the suburbs. Within the last few years has increased significantly due to the rapid growth of the Twin Cities of traffic, so that in the rush hours, traffic is very high and can be expected congestion and waiting times.

A special feature in Saint Paul are the so -called " Skyways " that connect different buildings in the city center with closed bridges and tunnels together. They provide protection from the extreme cold in the winter and the potential heat in summer.

The main commercial airport is the Minneapolis -Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis. He was home airport Northwest Airlines (now taken over by Delta Air Lines ) and is among the ten largest airports in the United States.

Established businesses

St. Paul is the headquarters of:

  • St. Jew Medical - Medical technology company of Cardiology ( pacemaker, etc.) and neurostimulation
  • 3M 's Technology Group, which is mainly known for Post-Its
  • St. Paul Travelers
  • Ecolab
  • Lawson Software
  • Venue of an NHL team Minnesota Wild


Saint Paul is twinned with the following cities:

  • Ecuador Quito, Ecuador
  • Japan Nagasaki, Japan, since 1955
  • Israel Hadera, Israel, since 1981
  • Mexico Culiacan, Mexico, since 1983
  • People's Republic of China, Changsha, PR China, since 1987
  • Lawaaikamp South Africa, South Africa, since 1988
  • Italy Modena, Italy, since 1989
  • Russia Novosibirsk, Russia, since 1989
  • El Salvador Ciudad Romero, El Salvador, since 1991
  • Israel Tiberias, Israel, since 1996
  • Germany Neuss, Germany, since 1999
  • Mexico Manzanillo, Mexico, since 2002


The novel Freedom by Jonathan Franzen plays, among other in St.Paul.