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Anoka County, Minnesota

325 E Main St
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 422-7350
Fax: (763) 422-6919
www.co.anoka.mn.us

In east-central MN, north of Minneapolis; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Hennepin County; annexed Manomin County in 1869. Name Origin: For the town of the same name; from Siouan 'the other side' or 'both sides'; the town is on both sides of the Rum River

Area (sq mi):: 446.26 (land 423.61; water 22.65) Population per square mile: 764.80
Population 2005: 323,996 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 8.70%; 1990-2000 22.30% Population 2000: 298,084 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 1.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 1.70%; Other 3.00%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 33.70
Income 2000: per capita $23,297; median household $57,754; Population below poverty level: 4.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,770-$32,620
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 27.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Coon Rapids (62,721)
  • Blaine (52,137)
  • Andover (29,450)
  • Fridley (26,942)
  • Ramsey (20,735)
  • Lino Lakes (19,123)
  • Columbia Heights (18,258)
  • Anoka County seat (17,797)
  • Ham Lake (14,559)
  • East Bethel (11,856)

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