Pratt Homes is proud to be building custom homes in Bayport Minnesota and we’re happy that you’re considering living here.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant community.

History of Bayport, MN

Originally, the City of Bayport started out as three tiny settlements located along the St. Croix River. However, the Railway Improvement Company in 1873 combined all three settlements into South Stillwater and in 1881 was incorporated. The fact that a lot of folks could not make out South of Stillwater with the actual City of Stillwater, the residents decided to have the name changed to Bayport in the early 1920s.  The main industry in the new city centered on lumber. Between the years 1852 to 1916 there were several saw mills established in the city.  Due to its proximity with the St. Croix River, it was but natural that boating is popular with the city so much so that barges were constructed all throughout the 2nd World War in Bayport. Currently, Bayport Marina calls it home and the good access to the river brings with it boaters from all over the state and the country.

Demographics of Bayport, MN

Statistic Bayport Minnesota National
Population 3,581 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 2,074 67 91
Median age 38.9 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.8:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 46% 58% 55%
Speak English 96% 89% 79%

Bayport, MN Area Schools

The city belongs to the Stillwater Area School District. Some of the schools are:

  • St. Croix Preparatory Academy
  • New Heights Charter School
  • Oakland Jr. High School
  • Andersen Elementary School
  • Salem Lutheran School

Places of Worship in Bayport, MN

  • St. Charles Parish
  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church
  • People’s Congressional Church

Bayport Businesses

There are many independent small businesses located in the city. The top employer is Andersen Corporation, a very well known producer of windows.

Cost of Living in Bayport, MN

Index Bayport Minnesota National
Cost of living 105 102 100
Goods & Services 109 107 100
Groceries 105 107 100
Health Care 103 108 100
Housing 105 101 100
Transportation 102 98 100
Utilities 91 87 100

Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

Fast Facts

  • The average age in Bayport is 3% higher than the state
  • 79.45% are Caucasian
  • 12.99% are African American
  • 1.12% are Asian
  • Cost of living is 2% higher than Minnesota average
  • Cost of living is 5% higher than national average
  • Cost of housing is 5% higher than national average

Bayoprt Minnesota’s Best Restaurants & Nightlife

L’etoile du Nord Café Restaurant – probably the most popular restaurant in the city, this small café is the perfect place to enjoy brunch. Try out the shirred eggs an galette. The omelette with caramelized leeks, mushrooms and chevre are a must try.  The restaurant offers a quiet relaxing atmosphere and the service is top notch.

Not Justa Café Restaurant – styled like a 50s themed restaurant, they offer huge portions with a homemade feel to every meal. Be there early as the place is often packed with hungry diners. Great value for money. The pancakes are big enough for two people to enjoy.  Do try their apple crisp with fresh whipped cream.

The Wilder Scratch Kitchen Restaurant – If you are hungry for short ribs then this is the place to be. They also offer a mean bacon-wrapped meatloaf paired with an excellent potato salad. The Manhattan is at par with those served all over the world. Great seating, cozy and intimate atmosphere at a reasonable price. Fried chicken and waffles are a must-tries.

Fun Things to Do in Bayport Minnesota

The city is quite popular for its panoramic views of the river, warm hospitality of its residents and its beautiful outdoor spaces. Swim in the calm waters of the St. Croix River and enjoy hiking and bird watching in the hill prairies located in the St. Croix Savanna Natural Area. Check out the diversity of small independent businesses and eateries in the city, which offer a glimpse of small town living.