North St. Paul is a city in
County, Minnesota, east of the city of Saint
The population was 11,929 at the 2000 census
North St. Paul is a distinct city, and not a neighborhood of nearby
St. Paul. This fact also contributes to a major difference from
typical suburbs; rather than being composed of new developments and
, many of the structures in
town are older, including a downtown
of brick storefronts.
At the corner of Highway 36 and Margaret Street resides the
North Saint Paul Snowman
. It is the official city logo of
North Saint Paul.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 2.9 square
miles (7.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles
(0.3 km²) of it (3.67%) is water. Silver Lake and Casey Lake
are the city's largest bodies of water and both have large,
In 1870, Henry A. Castle
founded Castle Site
the shore of Silver Lake extending to the south and west. In 1887,
the town was incorporated as a village and renamed North St. Paul.
also brought Soo
Line, originally to transport grain from nearby Minneapolis to Sault Ste. Marie.
City founder Henry Ansom Castle and his wife Margaret Wesley
Jaquess Castle had seven children. On July 2, 1887, Henry moved his
family into their summer villa on Silver Lake: Helen Steel (21),
Mary Jane (17), Charles William (15), Henry Jaquess (13), Margaret
(11), Anne (9) and James Timothy (6). (Ages from census) "Henry
Street" is named after Castle; "Margaret Street" is named after his
wife; "Helen Street" is named after their first born daughter
Helen; and "Charles Street" is named after their first born son
Charles. These are the main streets running north and south through
town. No streets were named after the remaining children.
Minnesota Highway 36
the Gateway State Trail
over the former Soo Line
Railway grade, bisect the city. Highway 36 serves as a main route
in the city; it is a four-lane highway with both at-grade and
overpass intersections. Additionally, Interstate Highway 694
is in close proximity
to the city.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 11,929
people, 4,703 households, and 3,160 families residing in the city.
The population density
4,132.4 people per square mile (1,593.7/km²). There were 4,753
housing units at an average density of 1,646.5/sq mi
(635.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.86% White
, 2.62% African American
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 0.86% from
, and 1.39%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 2.36% of the
There were 4,703 households out of which 33.3% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples
living together, 11.5% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families.
27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age
of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to
64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $50,923, and the
median income for a family was $59,652. Males had a median income
of $38,958 versus $29,757 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$22,411. About 2.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 4.1%
of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.
- North High School
- Cowern Elementary School
- Richardson Elementary School
- L.C. Webster Elementary School