The median income for a household in the city was ,346, and the median income for a family was ,460.
Its population is 67,109 according to the 2015 US census estimates, making it Minnesota's tenth largest city. Cloud as a whole has never been part of the 13-county MSA comprising Minneapolis, St.
state of Minnesota and the largest population center in the state's central region.
and was named after the city of Saint-Cloud, France (in Île-de-France, near Paris), which was named after the 6th-century French monk Clodoald. Cloud also extends into Benton and Sherburne counties, and straddles the Mississippi River. Cloud Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is made up of Stearns and Benton Counties. Paul, Bloomington and parts of western Wisconsin, although its Sherburne County portion is considered part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area by Census Bureau definition. Cloud State University, Minnesota's third-largest public university, is located between the downtown area and the Beaver Islands, which form a maze for a two-mile stretch of the Mississippi.
It is the center of a small, contiguous urban area totaling over 116,000 residents, with Waite Park, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, St. Augusta directly bordering the city, and Foley, Rice, Kimball, Clearwater, Clear Lake, and Cold Spring nearby. Cloud metropolitan area is the fourth-largest in Minnesota, behind Minneapolis–St. (The population of Fargo-Moorhead is also larger than St. The city was included in a newly defined Minneapolis–St. The approximately 30 undeveloped islands are a popular destination for kayak and canoe enthusiasts What is now the St. Cloud also has a major private high school, Cathedral High School. Cloud is part of the Twin Cities television market.
Granite quarries have operated in the area since the 1880s, giving St. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.08 square miles (106.40 km St.