If you’re considering a move to St. Cloud, you should know a few things before you give a moving company a call. Many of the locals enjoy the cost of living, the small town atmosphere and the nearby outdoor recreation. Some things people complain about are the low ethnic diversity, low job growth and the freezing winter climate. Everyone agrees that St. Cloud has a friendly midwestern feel and is becoming a commercial, educational and commuter suburb to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
There’s no perfect city, but we think St. Cloud is close to it. Here are some other things you may want to know about your maybe-soon-to-be new hometown.
Economy is Strong
The unemployment rate is 4.30 percent (U.S. average 5.2%). Lately the job growth has been positive as St. Cloud jobs have increased by 1.26 percent.
Cost of Living is Low
The current cost-of-living is 7.9%, which is lower than the U.S. average.
Population is Growing
As of 2014, the St. Cloud population is 67, 109 people. It has grown by 37.49 percent as of 2000.
Average Commute Time
The commute time is on par with the average commute time in the U.S. at 26 minutes.
Home Appreciation has Decreased
Home appreciation over the past 10 years has been -14.42%. The median home cost in St. Cloud is $131,800.
If you’d like more data on St. Cloud, you can check out BestPlaces.net for a full run down of information about our beautiful city.