Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington is a metro area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix rivers, and is commonly referred to as the Twin Cities. It is referred to as the Twin Cities because Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, and St. Paul, the State's capitol, are both located within this Metro Area.
The greater Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area is the largest metro area in Minnesota, and approximately 57% of the State's population lives there. The area is a economic powerhouse with the most Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other city in America, and is considered by Forbes magazine to be one of the best places for business and careers.
Total Population: 3,524,583
(An increase of 5.25 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 306,683
- Language Spoken at Home - 393,435