City of St. Cloud

St. Cloud, Benton County, MN

St. Cloud in Benton, MN is a vibrant small city in central Minnesota along the upper Mississippi River. In fact, it is the largest population center in central Minnesota. Compared to the rest of the country, St. Cloud's cost of living is 16.2% lower than the U.S. average. You can own a home for less in St. Cloud. Our median home values are $167,049  — well below the national average. Downtown St. Cloud offers local shopping experiences, a wide variety of drinking and dining experiences, and an art scene that was recently voted a top 20 in the nation. Many of St. Cloud’s residents are college educated and work in healthcare, retail, and science and technology. Learn more about St. Cloud below.

St. Cloud

Population

Total Population

71,941

Population
Growth Rate

0.78%

Median Age

32

Diversity Index

37.900

Housing & Income

Households

27,983

Total Housing Units

29,859


Owner Occupied

15,065

Renter Occupied

12,917

Vacant

1,876

Median Home Value

$181,175


Average Home Value

$221,558

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.84%


Per Capita Income

2.10%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,463 $57,609


Average Household

$68,943 $76,560


Per Capita

$27,113 $30,078

Workforce

Total Businesses

2,891

Total Employed

57,032

Workers 16+

34,988

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

366

Employed

13,101

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

455

Employed

7,709

2021 Public Administration

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Businesses

97

Employed

4,373

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

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Businesses

75

Employed

4,218

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

186

Employed

4,074

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

158

Employed

3,201

Some
High School

1,801

Graduated
High School

9,215

Associates
Degree

5,325

Bachelor's
Degree

9,721

Graduate
Degree

4,867

Average Commute Time

18 min.



Resident Commuters

23,868

Non-Resident Commuters

11,046

Drive Alone

27,723

Carpooled

2,718

Public

1,047

Work At Home

1,206