Communities - Princeton

City of Princeton

Community Development Director
City of Princeton website

City Population: 4,698 (2010 Census)
Population Growth Rate: +19.45% (2000-2010)

School District: 477
Number of Schools: 4
Number of Students: 3,500

Major Transportation Routes: US Hwy 169, MN Hwy 95

Top Employers: Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.; Plastic Products; United States Distilled Products; Fairview Northland Regional Hospital

Chamber of Commerce: 763-389-1764

City Services: City Hall 763-389-2040

Schools: The City of Princeton's Area School District 477 is comprised of two elementary schools, a middle school and high school. Cambridge Community College also serves the city and area for higher education. Approximately 3, 500 students are currently enrolled in the district. For more information call (763 ) 389-2422, or visit

21 places of worship within Princeton serve a wide variety of denominations.

Fairview Northland Regional Hospital 763-389-1313 (Hospital) 763-389-3344 (Clinic)

Mail Services:
First Class Post Office and Express Service available.

Financial Institutions:
Bremer Banking and Foundation; Peoples Bank of Commerce; Sherburne State Bank ; Spire Federal Credit Union ; U.S. Bank; Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Princeton Union Eagle (weekly)
Minneapolis Star Tribune (daily)
St. Paul Pioneer Press (daily)
WQPM Radio 1300

Utilities and Services:
Princeton Public Utilities Commission 763-389-2252

Connexus Energy 612-323-2600
East Central Energy Association 800-254-7944
Princeton Public Utilities Commission 763-389-2252

Natural Gas:
CenterPoint Energy  763-372-4664

Sanitary Sewer:
Municipal Water 763-389-2040
Princeton Public Utilities Commission 763-389-2252

Telecommunications: (Telephone, Cable, Internet)
CenturyLink Communications Residential: 800-244-1111; Business: 800-603-6000
US Cable 800-581-0081

Refuse and Recycling:
Princeton Public Utilities Commission 763-389-2252
Ace Solid Waste, Inc. 800-964-4281

Airport Information:
Princeton Airport 763-389-4665 (Arrival and Departure Building), 763-389-2040 (Airport Manager)

Princeton is approximately 50 miles north of the Twin Cities on Hwy 169, and 28 miles east of St. Cloud on Hwy 95 , located on the beautiful Rum River. It is part of the fastest growing area of Minnesota.

Princeton's modern industrial park has a looped water system, paved roads, fire and police protection within minutes, and a well developed airport with runways in excess of 4,000 feet. Princeton's downtown business district and two shopping malls offer prime retail exposure and a quaint shopping experience. The community trade area of 10 miles has 18,000 shoppers in 6,200 households with an average family income of $33,000. The construction of a new wastewater treatment plant will finish in 2012. The city also contains a new retail development area with great access to Highways 169 and 95. Princeton is home to the Princeton Area Visionary Committee (PAVC) and Rum River Recreational Resources Board (4R Board), volunteer organizations dedicated to making the greater Princeton area a great place to live, visit, shop and work in.

Economic Development Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Dan Weber
           Assistant County Admin
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-3007
Fax: 763-765-3002
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