According to Wikipedia the city of St. Cloud, Florida was named after St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1886.

In 1886–1887, established St. Cloud sugarcane plantation, named after St. Cloud, Minnesota, although many longtime locals claim the town was named after Saint-Cloud, France.

A man named Hamilton Disston essentially drained the swamps of south Florida to create usable land, eventually opening the St. Cloud sugarcane plantation. The city of St. Cloud, Florida was officially incorporated in 1911, 54 years after the St. Cloud in Minnesota.

Here's the tale of the tape on the two cities.

POPULATION 

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The population of St. Cloud, Florida is 58,964 according to the 2020 census.

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The population of St. Cloud, Minnesota is 68,001 so the cities are very similar in that way.

LAND AREA 

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St. Cloud, Florida has an area of 25.53 square miles, which includes .04 square miles of water.

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St. Cloud, Minnesota has an area of 41.05 square miles, including 1.05 square miles of water.

CLIMATE 

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The average January temperature for St. Cloud, Florida is 73 degrees, while the average for July is 92 degrees.

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The average January temperature for St. Cloud, Minnesota is 20 degrees in January and 83 degrees in July.

MOST FAMOUS MOVIE 

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The 1998 Adam Sandler movie "The Waterboy" was filmed in St. Cloud, Florida at various locations.

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The 1989 Stephen Sommers movie "Catch Me If You Can" was filmed in and around St. Cloud.

MEDIAN INCOME 

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The median income for St. Cloud, Florida residents is $26,999.

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The median income for St. Cloud, Minnesota residents is $25,033.

MEDIAN HOME PRICE 

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The median home price for St. Cloud, Florida is $356,669 according to Zillow.

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The median home price in St. Cloud, Minnesota is $223,207 according to Zillow.

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