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Cities in Minnesota

by Vishul Malik

Located in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States, is the 12th largest state of the country by area. As of 2017, the state comprises a population of 5,554,532 inhabitants. Minneapolis, which has an estimated population of 413,651 people, is the largest city in the state. Saint Paul, the capital of Minnesota, is the second most populous city and as of 2016, had an estimated population of 302,398 people. Rochester is the third most populous city with an estimated population of 114,011 inhabitants. There are 17 cities in Minnesota which have populations of more than 50,000 people. Bagley, which is located in Clearwater County, is the least populous city in the state with an estimated population of 1,400 people, as of 2016.


Cities in Minnesota

The state has 87 counties. The state capital is Saint Paul while Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota. Minneapolis’ broadway scene and Saint Paul’s laid-back charm make these Twin cities a major cultural and economical center in the Midwestern US. The Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights is the among the largest state fairs in the US.

Lapped by the Lake Superior, the city of Duluth bills itself as “The San Francisco of the North.” Globally renowned Mayo Clinic is headquartered in Rochester. Bloomington houses the largest shopping mall in the country, Mall of America. A bedroom community, Brooklyn Park features the Edinburgh USA Golf Course.

Plymouth, Maple Grove, Woodbury, and St. Cloud are other major cities in Minnesota.

Getting In and Around

Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Duluth International Airport (DLH) serve the state.

Amtrak’s Empire Builder passenger train passes through the state.

Interstate Highways I-35, I-90, and I-94 and U.S. highways traverse the state.

List of Cities in Minnesota

City Name County Name Population (2011)
Albert Lea Freeborn 17,967
Albertville Wright 7,143
Alexandria Douglas 11,121
Andover Anoka 30,811
Anoka Anoka 17,256
Apple Valley Dakota 49,509
Arden Hills Ramsey 9,642
Austin Mower 24,834
Baxter Crow Wing 7,642
Becker Sherburne 4,580
Belle Plaine Scott 6,792
Bemidji Beltrami 13,657
Big Lake Sherburne 10,157
Blaine Anoka 57,584
Bloomington Hennepin 84,057
Brainerd Crow Wing 13,646
Brooklyn Center Hennepin 30,529
Brooklyn Park Hennepin 76,853
Buffalo Wright 15,665
Burnsville Dakota 60,828
Byron Olmsted 4,965
Cambridge Isanti 8,209
Cannon Falls Goodhue 4,086
Champlin Hennepin 23,418
Chanhassen Carver 23,358
Chaska Carver 24,189
Chisago City Chisago 4,967
Chisholm St. Louis 4,976
Circle Pines Anoka 4,953
Cloquet Carlton 12,148
Cold Spring Stearns 4,043
Columbia Heights Anoka 19,632
Coon Rapids Anoka 61,904
Corcoran Hennepin 5,456
Cottage Grove Washington 35,052
Crookston Polk 7,857
Crystal Hennepin 22,463
Dayton Hennepin 4,736
Delano Wright 5,541
Detroit Lakes Becker 8,641
Dilworth Clay 4,082
Duluth St. Louis 86,277
Eagan Dakota 64,765
East Bethel Anoka 11,707
East Grand Forks Polk 8,560
Eden Prairie Hennepin 61,657
Edina Hennepin 48,620
Elk River Sherburne 23,186
Elko New Market Scott 4,194
Fairmont Martin 10,589
Falcon Heights Ramsey 5,381
Faribault Rice 23,450
Farmington Dakota 21,267
Fergus Falls Otter Tail 13,125
Forest Lake Washington 18,619
Fridley Anoka 27,398
Glencoe McLeod 5,598
Golden Valley Hennepin 20,655
Goodview Winona 4,029
Grand Rapids Itasca 10,862
Grant Washington 4,150
Ham Lake Anoka 15,402
Hastings Dakota 22,359
Hermantown St. Louis 9,416
Hibbing St. Louis 16,364
Hopkins Hennepin 17,837
Hugo Washington 13,509
Hutchinson McLeod 14,093
International Falls Koochiching 6,376
Inver Grove Heights Dakota 34,175
Isanti Isanti 5,316
Jordan Scott 5,583
Kasson Dodge 5,978
La Crescent Houston 4,833
Lake City Wabasha 5,048
Lake Elmo Washington 8,177
Lakeville Dakota 56,443
Le Sueur Le Sueur 4,050
Lindstrom Chisago 4,445
Lino Lakes Anoka 20,348
Litchfield Meeker 6,715
Little Canada Ramsey 9,893
Little Falls Morrison 8,349
Luverne Rock 4,710
Mahtomedi Washington 7,775
Mankato Blue Earth 39,528
Maple Grove Hennepin 62,440
Maplewood Ramsey 38,472
Marshall Lyon 13,700
Medina Hennepin 4,963
Mendota Heights Dakota 11,168
Minneapolis Hennepin 387,753
Minnetonka Hennepin 50,435
Minnetrista Hennepin 6,474
Montevideo Chippewa 5,331
Monticello Wright 12,935
Moorhead Clay 38,566
Morris Stevens 5,265
Mound Hennepin 9,180
Mounds View Ramsey 12,305
New Brighton Ramsey 21,715
New Hope Hennepin 20,616
New Prague Scott 7,401
New Ulm Brown 13,440
North Branch Chisago 10,131
North Mankato Nicollet 13,437
North Oaks Ramsey 4,523
North St. Paul Ramsey 11,601
Northfield Rice 20,084
Nowthen Anoka 4,475
Oak Grove Anoka 8,087
Oak Park Heights Washington 4,389
Oakdale Washington 27,743
Orono Hennepin 7,543
Otsego Wright 13,761
Owatonna Steele 25,570
Pipestone Pipestone 4,273
Plymouth Hennepin 71,561
Princeton Mille Lacs 4,676
Prior Lake Scott 23,261
Ramsey Anoka 23,835
Red Wing Goodhue 16,472
Redwood Falls Redwood 5,226
Richfield Hennepin 35,724
Robbinsdale Hennepin 14,148
Rochester Olmsted 107,890
Rockford Wright 4,377
Rogers Hennepin 8,888
Rosemount Dakota 22,064
Roseville Ramsey 34,058
Saint Paul Ramsey 288,448
Sartell Stearns 15,954
Sauk Centre Stearns 4,339
Sauk Rapids Benton 12,846
Savage Scott 27,459
Shakopee Scott 37,814
Shoreview Ramsey 25,350
Shorewood Hennepin 7,411
South St. Paul Dakota 20,335
Spring Lake Park Anoka 6,457
St. Anthony Hennepin 8,335
St. Cloud Stearns 66,169
St. Francis Anoka 7,268
St. James Watonwan 4,607
St. Joseph Stearns 6,558
St. Louis Park Hennepin 45,882
St. Michael Wright 16,630
St. Paul Park Washington 5,350
St. Peter Nicollet 11,223
Stewartville Olmsted 5,980
Stillwater Washington 18,464
Thief River Falls Pennington 8,660
Vadnais Heights Ramsey 12,453
Victoria Carver 7,473
Virginia St. Louis 8,713
Waconia Carver 10,883
Wadena Wadena 4,060
Waite Park Stearns 6,747
Waseca Waseca 9,477
Watertown Carver 4,278
West St. Paul Dakota 19,708
White Bear Lake Ramsey 24,087
Willmar Kandiyohi 19,582
Windom Cottonwood 4,646
Winona Winona 27,554
Woodbury Washington 62,787
Worthington Nobles 12,776
Wyoming Chisago 7,797
Zimmerman Sherburne 5,277

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