100 Biggest Cities In Minnesota For 2022

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Minnesota. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 360 cities and places in Minnesota.

We all love the biggest cities that the North Star State has to offer. You know the places like Minneapolis and St. Paul which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Minnesota that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Minnesota with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Minnesota, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Minnesota, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 424,536
Population 2010: 379,631
Growth: 11.8%
More on Minneapolis: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

St. Paul, MN
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 305,877
Population 2010: 282,079
Growth: 8.4%
More on St. Paul: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Rochester, MN
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 117,134
Population 2010: 104,201
Growth: 12.4%
More on Rochester: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Duluth, MN
Overall SnackAbility
7
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 85,852
Population 2010: 86,066
Growth: -0.2%
More on Duluth: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Bloomington, MN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 85,226
Population 2010: 82,621
Growth: 3.2%
More on Bloomington: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Brooklyn Park, MN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
8
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 80,173
Population 2010: 73,642
Growth: 8.9%
More on Brooklyn Park: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Plymouth, MN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
10
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 78,879
Population 2010: 69,171
Growth: 14.0%
More on Plymouth: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Maple Grove, MN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population: 71,569
Population 2010: 59,039
Growth: 21.2%
More on Maple Grove: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Woodbury, MN
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
9.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 1)
Population: 71,298
Population 2010: 59,447
Growth: 19.9%
More on Woodbury: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

St. Cloud, MN
Overall SnackAbility
6
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 2)
Population: 68,390
Population 2010: 65,163
Growth: 5.0%
More on St. Cloud: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Minnesota

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the North Star State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Minnesota from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Minneapolis.

The smallest? Le Roy, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Minnesota

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Minnesota.

Have fun snacking around in the North Star State!

For more reading on Minnesota, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Minnesota

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Minneapolis 424,536 379,631 11.8%
2 St. Paul 305,877 282,079 8.4%
3 Rochester 117,134 104,201 12.4%
4 Duluth 85,852 86,066 -0.2%
5 Bloomington 85,226 82,621 3.2%
6 Brooklyn Park 80,173 73,642 8.9%
7 Plymouth 78,879 69,171 14.0%
8 Maple Grove 71,569 59,039 21.2%
9 Woodbury 71,298 59,447 19.9%
10 St. Cloud 68,390 65,163 5.0%
11 Eagan 66,377 64,494 2.9%
12 Lakeville 65,710 53,984 21.7%
13 Blaine 65,048 55,413 17.4%
14 Eden Prairie 64,481 59,219 8.9%
15 Coon Rapids 62,706 61,990 1.2%
16 Burnsville 61,536 60,693 1.4%
17 Minnetonka 53,760 49,567 8.5%
18 Apple Valley 53,728 48,751 10.2%
19 Edina 52,215 47,445 10.1%
20 St. Louis Park 48,874 44,665 9.4%
21 Moorhead 43,409 36,721 18.2%
22 Mankato 42,685 38,187 11.8%
23 Shakopee 41,423 35,075 18.1%
24 Maplewood 40,684 37,085 9.7%
25 Cottage Grove 37,120 34,025 9.1%
26 Richfield 36,253 34,773 4.3%
27 Roseville 36,139 33,261 8.7%
28 Inver Grove Heights 35,492 33,353 6.4%
29 Andover 33,019 30,097 9.7%
30 Savage 31,758 26,609 19.4%
31 Brooklyn Center 30,755 29,673 3.6%
32 Oakdale 27,925 27,378 2.0%
33 Fridley 27,789 27,467 1.2%
34 Ramsey 27,201 22,925 18.7%
35 Shoreview 26,922 24,901 8.1%
36 Prior Lake 26,775 22,193 20.6%
37 Winona 26,772 27,663 -3.2%
38 Chaska 26,753 22,993 16.4%
39 Chanhassen 25,965 22,851 13.6%
40 White Bear Lake 25,718 23,461 9.6%
41 Owatonna 25,716 25,319 1.6%
42 Austin 25,180 24,439 3.0%
43 Champlin 24,980 22,741 9.8%
44 Elk River 24,894 22,514 10.6%
45 Rosemount 24,792 20,708 19.7%
46 Faribault 23,853 23,034 3.6%
47 Farmington 22,996 19,659 17.0%
48 Crystal 22,937 22,059 4.0%
49 Hastings 22,796 21,591 5.6%
50 New Brighton 22,663 21,327 6.3%
51 Lino Lakes 21,748 19,784 9.9%
52 Golden Valley 21,611 20,184 7.1%
53 New Hope 20,913 20,281 3.1%
54 Northfield 20,399 19,414 5.1%
55 Forest Lake 20,393 17,747 14.9%
56 Columbia Heights 20,247 19,501 3.8%
57 South St. Paul 20,132 20,286 -0.8%
58 West St. Paul 19,805 19,640 0.8%
59 Willmar 19,728 19,335 2.0%
60 Stillwater 19,471 17,804 9.4%
61 Sartell 18,439 14,756 25.0%
62 Hopkins 18,400 17,420 5.6%
63 St. Michael 17,871 15,384 16.2%
64 Albert Lea 17,804 18,088 -1.6%
65 Anoka 17,512 17,449 0.4%
66 Otsego 17,429 12,521 39.2%
67 Ham Lake 16,630 14,953 11.2%
68 Buffalo 16,413 14,771 11.1%
69 Red Wing 16,366 16,449 -0.5%
70 Hibbing 15,923 16,396 -2.9%
71 Bemidji 15,277 13,209 15.7%
72 Hugo 15,008 12,129 23.7%
73 Robbinsdale 14,393 13,878 3.7%
74 Hutchinson 13,935 14,188 -1.8%
75 Sauk Rapids 13,926 12,482 11.6%
76 North Mankato 13,903 13,147 5.8%
77 Fergus Falls 13,754 13,353 3.0%
78 Alexandria 13,705 11,094 23.5%
79 Monticello 13,700 12,230 12.0%
80 Marshall 13,604 13,428 1.3%
81 Vadnais Heights 13,565 12,281 10.5%
82 Brainerd 13,423 13,741 -2.3%
83 New Ulm 13,209 13,509 -2.2%
84 Mounds View 13,193 12,107 9.0%
85 Rogers 13,183 7,661 72.1%
86 Worthington 13,093 12,357 6.0%
87 North St. Paul 12,421 11,387 9.1%
88 Waconia 12,281 10,159 20.9%
89 Cloquet 11,994 12,019 -0.2%
90 East Bethel 11,958 11,600 3.1%
91 St. Peter 11,934 11,017 8.3%
92 Mendota Heights 11,339 11,220 1.1%
93 Grand Rapids 11,218 10,762 4.2%
94 Big Lake 11,085 9,659 14.8%
95 North Branch 10,585 9,978 6.1%
96 Little Canada 10,423 9,668 7.8%
97 Arden Hills 10,276 9,498 8.2%
98 Fairmont 10,042 10,629 -5.5%
99 Victoria 9,787 6,954 40.7%
100 Hermantown 9,577 9,149 4.7%
101 Mound 9,498 9,037 5.1%
102 Detroit Lakes 9,229 8,472 8.9%
103 Lake Elmo 9,071 7,878 15.1%
104 St. Anthony 9,035 8,106 11.5%
105 Cambridge 8,975 7,868 14.1%
106 Waseca 8,892 9,426 -5.7%
107 Oak Grove 8,819 7,881 11.9%
108 Thief River Falls 8,792 8,554 2.8%
109 Little Falls 8,663 8,350 3.7%
110 East Grand Forks 8,555 8,386 2.0%
111 Virginia 8,421 8,766 -3.9%
112 Baxter 8,326 7,342 13.4%
113 Mahtomedi 8,232 7,699 6.9%
114 Orono 8,217 7,386 11.3%
115 New Prague 8,022 7,017 14.3%
116 Minnetrista 7,989 5,976 33.7%
117 Wyoming 7,976 7,680 3.9%
118 Shorewood 7,939 7,267 9.2%
119 St. Francis 7,793 6,853 13.7%
120 Waite Park 7,719 6,720 14.9%
121 Crookston 7,711 7,900 -2.4%
122 Albertville 7,483 6,548 14.3%
123 St. Joseph 7,448 6,246 19.2%
124 Belle Plaine 7,137 6,325 12.8%
125 Litchfield 6,640 6,747 -1.6%
126 Spring Lake Park 6,582 6,531 0.8%
127 Medina 6,549 4,680 39.9%
128 Kasson 6,425 5,703 12.7%
129 Jordan 6,289 5,341 17.7%
130 Dayton 6,258 4,672 33.9%
131 Delano 6,167 5,301 16.3%
132 Stewartville 6,123 5,861 4.5%
133 Corcoran 6,113 5,380 13.6%
134 Isanti 6,016 4,873 23.5%
135 International Falls 5,876 6,469 -9.2%
136 Zimmerman 5,831 4,954 17.7%
137 Falcon Heights 5,586 5,276 5.9%
138 Byron 5,536 4,693 18.0%
139 Glencoe 5,488 5,670 -3.2%
140 Carver 5,438 3,337 63.0%
141 St. Paul Park 5,404 5,264 2.7%
142 Morris 5,320 5,258 1.2%
143 North Oaks 5,244 4,316 21.5%
144 Chisago City 5,159 4,881 5.7%
145 La Crescent 5,135 4,918 4.4%
146 Montevideo 5,071 5,357 -5.3%
147 Lake City 5,050 5,367 -5.9%
148 Redwood Falls 4,977 5,257 -5.3%
149 Circle Pines 4,951 4,914 0.8%
150 Becker 4,919 4,342 13.3%
151 Oak Park Heights 4,914 4,284 14.7%
152 Chisholm 4,879 4,954 -1.5%
153 Nowthen 4,715 4,319 9.2%
154 Elko New Market 4,715 3,622 30.2%
155 Princeton 4,701 4,671 0.6%
156 Lindstrom 4,662 4,298 8.5%
157 Wayzata 4,591 3,717 23.5%
158 Luverne 4,557 4,666 -2.3%
159 Rockford 4,481 4,180 7.2%
160 Watertown 4,473 4,081 9.6%
161 Sauk Centre 4,466 4,273 4.5%
162 Dilworth 4,430 3,820 16.0%
163 Windom 4,423 4,598 -3.8%
164 St. James 4,414 4,567 -3.4%
165 Cold Spring 4,238 3,896 8.8%
166 Park Rapids 4,151 3,757 10.5%
167 Wadena 4,145 4,182 -0.9%
168 Scandia 4,135 3,911 5.7%
169 Goodview 4,132 3,989 3.6%
170 Columbus 4,109 3,945 4.2%
171 Grant 4,106 4,109 -0.1%
172 Lonsdale 4,102 3,323 23.4%
173 Cannon Falls 4,053 4,072 -0.5%
174 Pipestone 4,046 4,284 -5.6%
175 Le Sueur 4,028 4,123 -2.3%
176 Centerville 4,006 3,716 7.8%
177 Deephaven 3,904 3,657 6.8%
178 St. Augusta 3,785 3,222 17.5%
179 Independence 3,778 3,426 10.3%
180 Bayport 3,758 3,441 9.2%
181 St. Charles 3,749 3,689 1.6%
182 Norwood Young America 3,746 3,535 6.0%
183 Newport 3,664 3,501 4.7%
184 Melrose 3,651 3,523 3.6%
185 Pine Island 3,629 3,249 11.7%
186 Eveleth 3,592 3,727 -3.6%
187 Mora 3,519 3,611 -2.5%
188 Two Harbors 3,511 3,718 -5.6%
189 Perham 3,506 2,951 18.8%
190 Montrose 3,505 2,610 34.3%
191 Zumbrota 3,452 3,181 8.5%
192 Annandale 3,420 3,195 7.0%
193 Hanover 3,414 2,753 24.0%
194 Sleepy Eye 3,378 3,613 -6.5%
195 Ely 3,338 3,520 -5.2%
196 Long Prairie 3,308 3,417 -3.2%
197 Plainview 3,292 3,328 -1.1%
198 Jackson 3,208 3,320 -3.4%
199 Breckenridge 3,198 3,387 -5.6%
200 Rush City 3,175 3,038 4.5%
201 Blue Earth 3,128 3,401 -8.0%
202 Pine City 3,113 3,226 -3.5%
203 Eagle Lake 3,064 2,423 26.5%
204 Benson 3,063 3,162 -3.1%
205 Proctor 3,039 3,001 1.3%
206 Greenfield 3,013 2,662 13.2%
207 Afton 3,008 2,891 4.0%
208 Montgomery 3,008 3,022 -0.5%
209 Milaca 2,894 2,951 -1.9%
210 Mountain Iron 2,854 2,876 -0.8%
211 Moose Lake 2,804 2,696 4.0%
212 Crosby 2,780 2,305 20.6%
213 Caledonia 2,759 2,901 -4.9%
214 Dodge Center 2,750 2,600 5.8%
215 Osseo 2,738 2,394 14.4%
216 Albany 2,735 2,431 12.5%
217 Cokato 2,726 2,753 -1.0%
218 Cohasset 2,710 2,665 1.7%
219 Chatfield 2,690 2,827 -4.8%
220 Roseau 2,686 2,683 0.1%
221 Foley 2,658 2,554 4.1%
222 Wabasha 2,655 2,546 4.3%
223 Le Center 2,651 2,550 4.0%
224 Granite Falls 2,636 2,995 -12.0%
225 Lauderdale 2,624 2,438 7.6%
226 Sandstone 2,624 2,690 -2.5%
227 Staples 2,613 3,469 -24.7%
228 Barnesville 2,589 2,467 4.9%
229 Rockville 2,571 2,161 19.0%
230 Glenwood 2,563 2,581 -0.7%
231 Madelia 2,539 2,606 -2.6%
232 Paynesville 2,525 2,268 11.3%
233 Pelican Rapids 2,512 2,684 -6.4%
234 Janesville 2,502 1,975 26.7%
235 Lake Crystal 2,496 2,534 -1.5%
236 Arlington 2,451 2,228 10.0%
237 Excelsior 2,414 2,241 7.7%
238 Olivia 2,397 2,504 -4.3%
239 Breezy Point 2,396 1,821 31.6%
240 Spring Valley 2,395 2,553 -6.2%
241 Crosslake 2,389 1,806 32.3%
242 Wells 2,367 2,212 7.0%
243 Mayer 2,313 1,227 88.5%
244 Lexington 2,276 2,215 2.8%
245 Aitkin 2,253 2,328 -3.2%
246 Esko 2,222 1,881 18.1%
247 Cologne 2,199 1,488 47.8%
248 Eyota 2,183 2,148 1.6%
249 Tracy 2,180 2,285 -4.6%
250 Maple Lake 2,162 1,923 12.4%
251 Spring Park 2,136 1,467 45.6%
252 Pequot Lakes 2,128 2,318 -8.2%
253 Hoyt Lakes 2,099 2,066 1.6%
254 Springfield 2,097 2,100 -0.1%
255 Hawley 2,075 1,813 14.5%
256 Warroad 2,051 1,506 36.2%
257 Winsted 2,036 2,318 -12.2%
258 Mountain Lake 2,022 2,006 0.8%
259 Ortonville 2,017 1,876 7.5%
260 St. Bonifacius 2,017 2,313 -12.8%
261 Stacy 1,960 1,511 29.7%
262 Gaylord 1,958 2,218 -11.7%
263 Slayton 1,953 2,191 -10.9%
264 Blooming Prairie 1,939 1,827 6.1%
265 Ada 1,912 1,604 19.2%
266 Howard Lake 1,897 1,636 16.0%
267 Kenyon 1,865 1,844 1.1%
268 Waterville 1,841 1,783 3.3%
269 Gilbert 1,828 1,770 3.3%
270 Lewiston 1,828 1,832 -0.2%
271 Rock Creek 1,801 1,614 11.6%
272 Long Lake 1,779 1,842 -3.4%
273 Rushford 1,774 2,105 -15.7%
274 Dundas 1,761 1,055 66.9%
275 Osakis 1,744 1,704 2.3%
276 Nisswa 1,742 2,180 -20.1%
277 Maple Plain 1,737 1,675 3.7%
278 Rice 1,734 1,016 70.7%
279 Lakeland 1,723 1,789 -3.7%
280 Braham 1,721 1,643 4.7%
281 Lester Prairie 1,719 1,725 -0.3%
282 Lakefield 1,683 1,759 -4.3%
283 Aurora 1,679 1,481 13.4%
284 Coleraine 1,660 1,946 -14.7%
285 Madison 1,647 1,549 6.3%
286 Clearwater 1,636 1,286 27.2%
287 Silver Bay 1,610 2,055 -21.7%
288 Mapleton 1,606 1,874 -14.3%
289 Warren 1,601 1,793 -10.7%
290 Red Lake 1,593 1,296 22.9%
291 Pierz 1,573 1,401 12.3%
292 Canby 1,558 1,677 -7.1%
293 Avon 1,547 1,278 21.0%
294 Oronoco 1,517 974 55.7%
295 Waverly 1,513 1,070 41.4%
296 Clara City 1,510 1,229 22.9%
297 Dawson 1,507 1,542 -2.3%
298 Redby 1,500 1,321 13.6%
299 Hinckley 1,499 2,071 -27.6%
300 Tonka Bay 1,466 1,450 1.1%
301 Babbitt 1,454 1,357 7.1%
302 Fosston 1,451 1,734 -16.3%
303 Spring Grove 1,446 1,362 6.2%
304 Dassel 1,443 1,261 14.4%
305 Grand Marais 1,426 1,226 16.3%
306 Wheaton 1,401 1,557 -10.0%
307 Frazee 1,388 1,364 1.8%
308 Richmond 1,384 1,320 4.8%
309 Glyndon 1,362 1,159 17.5%
310 Starbuck 1,351 1,325 2.0%
311 Appleton 1,339 2,178 -38.5%
312 Red Lake Falls 1,319 1,468 -10.1%
313 Winthrop 1,317 1,304 1.0%
314 Spicer 1,316 1,247 5.5%
315 Fulda 1,314 1,439 -8.7%
316 Bagley 1,308 1,458 -10.3%
317 Minneota 1,307 1,193 9.6%
318 Hayfield 1,299 1,190 9.2%
319 Dellwood 1,295 1,076 20.4%
320 Tyler 1,289 1,007 28.0%
321 Renville 1,271 1,348 -5.7%
322 Winnebago 1,261 1,572 -19.8%
323 Edgerton 1,257 1,185 6.1%
324 Keewatin 1,255 1,132 10.9%
325 New York Mills 1,249 1,378 -9.4%
326 New London 1,249 1,248 0.1%
327 Adrian 1,233 1,091 13.0%
328 Medford 1,220 1,282 -4.8%
329 Preston 1,192 1,338 -10.9%
330 Goodhue 1,191 1,161 2.6%
331 Elgin 1,189 1,301 -8.6%
332 Royalton 1,186 1,048 13.2%
333 Cottonwood 1,180 994 18.7%
334 Elbow Lake 1,166 1,413 -17.5%
335 Taylors Falls 1,166 1,016 14.8%
336 Mahnomen 1,160 1,563 -25.8%
337 Shafer 1,155 910 26.9%
338 Atwater 1,141 1,029 10.9%
339 Fairfax 1,135 1,185 -4.2%
340 Parkers Prairie 1,119 953 17.4%
341 Wanamingo 1,117 1,000 11.7%
342 Nashwauk 1,104 1,129 -2.2%
343 Scanlon 1,103 913 20.8%
344 Grand Meadow 1,095 925 18.4%
345 Hector 1,093 1,080 1.2%
346 Lake St. Croix Beach 1,091 1,045 4.4%
347 Buhl 1,089 891 22.2%
348 Truman 1,083 1,263 -14.3%
349 Madison Lake 1,081 1,007 7.3%
350 Birchwood Village 1,067 852 25.2%
351 Menahga 1,053 1,132 -7.0%
352 New Richland 1,039 1,062 -2.2%
353 Nicollet 1,037 1,066 -2.7%
354 Sherburn 1,032 950 8.6%
355 Harmony 1,028 987 4.2%
356 Belgrade 1,027 758 35.5%
357 Eden Valley 1,017 923 10.2%
358 Hilltop 1,007 568 77.3%
359 Carlton 1,006 803 25.3%
360 Le Roy 1,006 833 20.8%

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