Hennepin County

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Hennepin County, Minnesota

300 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55487
Phone: (612) 348-3000
www.co.hennepin.mn.us

In east-central MN, west of Saint Paul; original county; established Mar 6, 1852 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For Louis Hennepin (1640-1701), Franciscan missionary and explorer (with La Salle) who named the Falls of Saint Anthony in the Mississippi River at present-day Minneapolis

Area (sq mi):: 606.38 (land 556.62; water 49.77) Population per square mile: 2011.00
Population 2005: 1,119,364 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 0.30%; 1990-2000 8.10% Population 2000: 1,116,200 (White 78.90%; Black or African American 9.00%; Hispanic or Latino 4.10%; Asian 4.80%; Other 5.70%). Foreign born: 9.90%. Median age: 34.90
Income 2000: per capita $28,789; median household $51,711; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $43,075-$44,924
Unemployment (2004): 4.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 22.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Minneapolis County seat (373,943)
  • Bloomington (81,875)
  • Plymouth (69,797)
  • Brooklyn Park (67,927)
  • Eden Prairie (60,430)
  • Maple Grove (58,628)
  • Minnetonka (50,077)
  • Edina (46,081)
  • Saint Louis Park (43,607)
  • Richfield (33,911)
  • Brooklyn Center (27,851)
  • Champlin (23,293)
  • Crystal (21,883)
  • Golden Valley (20,200)
  • New Hope (19,983)
  • Hopkins (16,957)
  • Robbinsdale (13,490)

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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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