Money's list of America's best small towns


States
Top 100
Rank City Population
2 Chanhassen 23,700
20 Chaska 23,900
36 Lino Lakes 19,900
97 Owatonna 24,700
Other cities
Rank City Population
  Andover 30,300
  Anoka 17,300
  Arden Hills 9,900
  Buffalo 14,100
  Champlin 23,600
  Columbia Heights 18,000
  Cottage Grove 33,100
  Crystal 21,600
  Edina 45,900
  Forest Lake 17,500
  Fridley 25,900
  Golden Valley 20,000
  Ham Lake 14,900
  Hastings 21,700
  Hopkins 16,800
  Inver Grove Heights 33,500
  Little Canada 9,700
  Maplewood 36,100
  Marshall 12,500
  Mendota Heights 11,600
  Minneapolis 377,400
  Monticello 11,600
  Mound 9,600
  Mounds View 12,200
  New Brighton 21,000
  New Hope 20,600
  North St. Paul 11,400
  Oakdale 27,100
  Prior Lake 23,200
  Ramsey 23,100
  Red Wing 15,700
  Richfield 33,400
  Robbinsdale 13,500
  Rochester 99,100
  Rosemount 21,000
  Roseville 32,500
  Savage 27,600
  Shakopee 33,500
  Shoreview 27,000
  South St. Paul 19,300
  St. Louis Park 44,000
  St. Paul 277,300
  Stillwater 17,800
  Vadnais Heights 12,800
  Waseca 9,500
  West St. Paul 18,800
  White Bear Lake 23,800
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