Princeton is approximately 50 miles north of the Twin Cities on Highway 169, and 28 miles east of St. Cloud on Highway 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 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.

  1. City Population
  2. Schools
  3. Major Routes
  4. Chamber of Commerce
  5. City Services
  6. Utilities
  • City Population: 4,698 (2010 Census)
  • Population Growth Rate: plus 19.45% (2000 to 2010)

Top Employers

  • Crystal Cabinet Works, Inc.
  • Fairview Northland Regional Hospital
  • Plastic Products
  • United States Distilled Products


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

Airport Information

  • Princeton Airport
    • 763-389-4665 (Arrival and Departure Building)
    • 763-389-2040 (Airport Manager)