Relocating to Stillwater, MN

 


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Stillwater is a small, but important town in Minnesota. If you are considering relocating to Stillwater, you are essentially relocating into the most historical town in the state.

Stillwater, Minnesota is located directly on the St. Croix River, just across the border that Minnesota shares with the state of Wisconsin. Situated in Washington County, this small city is home to a population of just 15,143 residents, and covers an area of only 6.5 square miles. While Stillwater may be seen as just a small city today, it is often referred to as the birthplace of Minnesota – because it was here in 1848 that a territorial convention convened and began the process of making Minnesota a state.

The population of Stillwater is quite racially different from the rest of the towns and cities in Minnesota. Both the Hispanic and Black populations of Stillwater are significantly below the state average, with just 1% of the population claiming Hispanic descent (and less than that claiming Black heritage). 97% of the population of the city of Stillwater claims to be white/non-Hispanic. The median age of a resident in this city is 37.7 years of age, slightly above the average for the United States. The foreign born population of Stillwater is also significantly below that of Minnesota's average, at just 1.4%.

Those relocating to Stillwater, Minnesota should know that the median yearly household income is $57,154, which is much higher than the United States’ average. The average cost of purchasing a home here in this city is $156,200 – and most residents choose to do this, because few people who live here choose to rent their housing. For those who do, the average cost per month for housing in Stillwater is $532. 37.5% of the adult residents in Stillwater hold Bachelor's Degrees or higher, which is significantly above the state average percentage. 61.4% of adults indicated they were married at the time of census.

Crime rates are also a consideration for people relocating to Stillwater, MN. This city is a gem among small cities – it has a crime rating of just 171.8, compared to the United States average crime rating of 325.2. While it is a small city and has half the crime of the average spot in the US, Stillwater is still close to many important spots within the state. St. Paul, Minnesota is just 21 miles away from the city, and there are many colleges and universities within both Minnesota and Wisconsin that are in a 50 mile radius of the city.

The climate of Stillwater is perhaps its only drawback. The average temperatures year round in Stillwater are below that of the United States’ average – with highs in the summer reaching only around 82ºF and lows in the winter dipping below 5ºF. Stillwater is also cloudier than most of the US, and the snowfall rates are quite a bit higher than in most of the country. Tornado activity in Stillwater, Minnesota is high as well – higher than the state's average and 26% higher than the tornado activity found throughout the United States.

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