Race and Ethnicity

A profile of Saint Paul

Racial & Ethnic Composition of Saint Paul Residents

Data SOurce: American Community Survey 2012-2016 (midpoint 2014), table B03002 and Saint Paul Department of Planning & Economic Development analysis.  In order to create a pie chart of Race and Ethnicity using Census data, a decision must be made about how to combine key ethnicities (Hispanic/Latino) with the remaining racial classifications tracked by the Census Bureau.  Research underscores most who are likely to identify as Hispanic or Latino people consider that their primary identity. As such, we count people who would identify as ethnically Hispanic/Latino people as Hispanic/Latino, regardless of race.

 

Trends in race and ethnicity

The City of Saint Paul has grown steadily in recent years. Most of this growth came from increases in Asian American, African American, Hispanic/Latino, and multiracial populations. The proportion of the population identifying as two or more races saw the greatest relative growth at 25.06% over the five-year period; the Asian American population had the second-most relative growth at 22.78%, and the highest increase in actual numbers, adding over 9,500 new residents. The American Indian and Alaskan Native population shrank by approximately 610 people, or 26.32%, and the white population decreased by 1,395 or about 0.9%. 

Changes in race and ethnicity of Saint Paul residents, 2009 to 2014

 

Race

White

Black or African American

American Indian and Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

Some other race

Two or more races

Total

2009 population
Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic or Latino Total

160,079

17,582

177,661

41,959

693

42,652

2,318

670

2,988

41,732

154

41,886

208

11

219

478

6,358

6,836

9,507

2,242

11,749

256,281

27,710

283,991

2014 population
Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic or Latino Total

158,684

15,482

174,166

45,398

1,187

46,585

1,708

783

2,491

51,238

170

51,408

32

29

61

410

7,686

8,096

11,889

2,464

14,453

269,359

27,801

297,160

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, 2007-2011 (midpoint 2009) and 2012-2016 (midpoint 2014), Table B03002. Data compiled for this table on June 1st, 2018.

Changes in race and ethnicity of Saint Paul residents, 2009 to 2014

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, 2006-2010 (midpoint 2008) and 2011-2015 (midpoint 2013), Table B03002. Data compiled for this chart on June 1st, 2018.

 

The map below shows where Saint Paul residents live, by race and ethnicity. If you want to see a different racial/ethnic group mapped, click off the checkmark next to the layer currently showing on the left, and click on a different layer. You can also click on any individual part of the city to see the racial/ethnic composition there, or zoom in for a closer view. Each resident in Saint Paul in represented by a dot that is color-coded by the race/ethnicity reported to the Census Bureau, and is randomly assigned a place within the residential of that person's census block group. You may click anywhere on the map to see an numeric breakdown, with margins of error, of people's race/ethnicity in that particular census tract. For more information on color symbology, data source, and data accuracy, please click on information sign located on the top right corner of the map. 

Where Saint Paul lives, by Race and Ethnicity

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