Race and Ethnicity

A profile of Saint Paul

Racial & Ethnic Composition of Saint Paul Residents

source: American Community Survey 2011-2015 (midpoint 2013), 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 30.5% over the five-year period; the Asian American population had the second-most relative growth at 19.1%, and the highest increase in actual numbers, adding nearly 8,000 new residents. The American Indian and Alaskan Native population shrank by approximately 200 people, or 10.0%, and the white population decreased by 1,000, or about 0.6%. 

Changes in race and ethnicity of Saint Paul residents, 2008 to 2013

 

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

2008 population
Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic or Latino Total

160,812

16,312

177,124

41,463

647

42,110

2,307

526

2,833

40,748

231

40,979

178

9

187

491

7,152

7,643

9,053

2,150

11,203

255,052

27,027

282,079

2013 population
Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic or Latino Total

159,859

16,014

175,873

44,575

1,128

45,703

1,901

701

2,602

48,588

155

48,743

62

4

66

414

7,682

8,096

11,528

2,432

13,960

266,927

28,116

295,043

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 table on July 3rd, 2017.

 

Changes in race and ethnicity of Saint Paul residents, 2008 to 2013

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 table on July 3rd, 2017.

 

And 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.

Where Saint Paul lives, by Race and Ethnicity

source: American Community Survey (2011-2015, midpoint 2013) table B03002 and Saint Paul Department of Planning & Economic Development analysis. Margins of Error are calculated as the Census Bureau calculates them, at the 90% confidence level.  Data only shown for racial/ethnic categories with numbers sufficient to have reliable data at the Census tract level.