Community Profile for St. Louis Park MN

Staincrete is offering its services to the good people of St. Louis Park Minnesota.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and energetic community.

History of St. Louis Park Minnesota

Before it became St. Louis Park, the village was called Elmwood in the 1860s. That area is still existing as a small neighborhood within the city. August 1886 saw 31 people sign a petition to incorporate into the Village of St. Louis Park and officially got its registration on 19th of November 1886. The name St. Louis Park was a reference to the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway that ran in the area. “Park” was added in order to avoid confusion with St. Louis, Missouri. Tremendous growth was seen by 1893 with the downtown area establishing three hotels and the arrival of many businesses. By 1890, there were over 600 industrial occupations mostly centered on manufacturing and agriculture. The financial panic of 1893 put a halt to further expansion. It was only after the 2nd World War that St. Louis Park saw again a boom not only to its economy but also the population. Cityhood was gained in 1954.

Demographics of St. Louis Park MN

Statistic St. Louis Park Minnesota National
Population 46,466 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 4,375 67 91
Median age 35.5 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 49% 58% 55%
Speak English 88% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 5% 4% 13%

 

  • The median age in St. Louis Park is 6% lower than Minnesota
  • 29% of the population is Caucasian
  • 31% of the population is African-American
  • 91% of the population is Asian

 

St. Louis Park MN Cost of Living

Index St. Louis Park Minnesota National
Cost of living index 110 102 100
Index St. Louis Park Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 123 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100
  • Cost of living in the city is 8% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 10% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 23% higher than the national average

 

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Goods & Services

Item St. Louis Park National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.24 $15.56 55.8%
Beauty Salon $34.24 $36.11 5.2%
Toothpaste $3.32 $2.47 34.4%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.4%
Movie $9.88 $10.13 2.4%
Bowling $4.12 $4.74 13.1%

Groceries

Item St. Louis Park National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.14 $3.98 4.0%
Fried Chicken $2.00 $1.41 42.1%
Milk $2.23 $2.06 8.1%
Potatoes $3.30 $2.98 10.5%
Pizza $10.53 $9.47 11.1%
Beer $8.81 $8.79 0.2%

Health Care

Item St. Louis Park National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.38 $101.04 19.5%
Doctor $133.98 $107.44 24.7%
Dentist $85.91 $90.42 5.0%
Ibuprofen $11.82 $9.28 27.4%
Lipitor $416.78 $426.50 2.3%

 

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners $82,129 $6,844 $1,916 $2,464
Renters $46,663 $3,889 $1,089 $1,400

How much of your monthly income goes to housing can tell you whether or not you can afford housing in St. Louis Park, MN, as well as what the average cost of living is. Generally, a good rule to follow is that the debt-to-income (DTI) level you want to maintain is 28 percent or less of your income on your rent or mortgage payment and not more than 36 percent of income on all expenses and debts. In St. Louis Park, MN homeowners have a median income of $82,129. Using that number, you will come up with a maximum of $1,916 per month that can be spent on the cost of housing. For those who are renting instead of owning, the median income is $46,663, which means there is a maximum of $1,089 to be spent on the costs of renting a home or apartment.

Schools in St. Louis Park MN

The city is being served by the St. Louis Park School District and Independent School District 283.

Elementary Schools

  • Peter Hobart Elementary School
  • Aquila Elementary School
  • Susan Lindgren Elementary School
  • Park Spanish Immersion School

Middle School

  • Louis Park Junior High School

High School

  • Louis Park Senior High School

Interestingly, the St. Louis Park school district is the only school district in the state awarded with the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Dept. of Education.

Places of Worship in St. Louis Park MN

Here are some of the places of worship in St. Louis Park MN:

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church
  • Calvary Worship Center
  • Ev Lutheran Church of the Reformation
  • First Ukrainian Evangelical Baptist Church
  • Holy Family
  • Peace Presbyterian Church
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
  • St Georges Episcopal Church of St. Louis Park
  • Timothy Lutheran Church
  • Westwood Lutheran Church

Businesses in St. Louis Park Minnesota

Based on the latest Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, here is the list of the top employers in the city:

  • Travelers Express/MoneyGram
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
  • Nordic Ware
  • Louis Park School District
  • City of St. Louis Park
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Holiday Station Stores Inc.
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Home Depot
  • United Health Group

 

Top Homebuilders/Remodelers

Here are the top homebuilders/remodelers that serve the city:

  • City Homes LLC
  • Hanson Builders, Inc.
  • Stonewood LLC
  • Hy-Tec Construction Inc.
  • Ridge Construction LLC
  • Anchor Builders
  • Robert Thomas Homes
  • Alma Homes
  • Hendel Homes

Concrete Suppliers/Delivery Companies

Here are the top concrete suppliers and delivery companies that serve the city:

  • Marcy Construction
  • Steven L. Tabor Excavating
  • Complete Garage
  • A Advanced Concrete Services-HS Concrete
  • Form & Pour Cement Works
  • Do it Right Concrete Inc.
  • Concrete Results
  • DR Kes Concrete LLC

Restaurants & Nightlife in St. Louis Park Minnesota

Wok in the Park Restaurant – rated as the best restaurant in the city. They offer large food portions that you can share. Do try the spring rolls, pad Thai ad the pad see yew. The Crab Rangoon appetizer with homemade duck sauce was great and the Kung Pao chicken is a favorite among diners.

Mill Valley Kitchen Restaurant – The food is sourced from fresh local ingredients, the staff is friendly and you will like the contemporary décor. Food presentation and taste is spot-on. Do try the duck confit with cornmeal waffles and the braised lamb. The grain bowl with roasted veg, arctic flavored with curry is a definite must try.

Cooper Pub Restaurant – Food is amazing plus the ambience is perfect for social events or business meetings. It can be a bit noisy sometimes as there are always lots of people eating. Meatloaf and chicken shots are must tries.

Fun Things to Experience in St. Louis Park MN

Aquatic Park at the Rec Center — This is an outdoor aquatic park that is popular with local families. They offer a wide range of water fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

Board & Brush – interested in some DIY? Board & Brush encourages people to try and understand the fundamentals and beauty of raw materials. This is the place to go for some creative activities.

Evolve Segway – If you want to explore St. Louis Park, what better way than on a Segway or electric bicycle? Check out their two-hour city lakes tour.

St. Louis Park Minnesota truly is a great place.  If you’d like to know more about our remodeling services here in St. Louis Park give us a call.  We can’t wait to meet you.