Community Profile

An All American City

Situated at the former site of the Sioux Village of Kaposia, South St. Paul is one of the undiscovered treasures on the banks of the Mississippi. South St. Paul is a small family friendly community nestled up to the big city. South St. Paul was designated as an All American City in 1990 and prides itself on a rich history of ethnic diversity and a strong work ethic.

It remains a place with an active citizenry and a strong sense of community. South St. Paul is known for its excellent school system, high quality police, fire, and other public services, and a responsive city government.

SSP Welcome Sign

Visitors Destination

Immerse yourself in our rich history at the South St. Paul Historical Society, stroll through the scenic Kaposia Landing, and discover the vibrant local flavors at our diverse eateries. Don't miss out on exploring the many parks & facilities. Whether you're here for the history, the parks, or the friendly atmosphere, South St. Paul has something very special for every visitor. Enjoy your stay and make lasting memories!

Total Population20,489
Number of households8,429
Area (in square miles)6.2
Area (in acres)3,994
Median income$71,300
Median home value$220,200

Source: Metropolitan Council - Community Profile for South St. Paul

Major Employers

  • American Bottling
  • Sportsman's Guide
  • SSP School District No. 6
  • Stockyards Meat Packing Co.
  • Twin City Bagels
  • Waterous Company

Recreational Information

  • 2 outdoor swimming pools
  • 15 city parks
  • Dakota County Historical Museum
  • Fleming Field Airport
  • SSP Public Library
  • Doug Woog Ice Arena
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