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Minneapolis city - Hennepin County (part), Minnesota

Hennepin County (part), Minnesota
Nickname(s):City of Lakes,, Mill City,, Twin Cities (with Saint Paul), Mini Apple
Motto(s):En Avant (French: 'Forward')
Incorporated:1867
Population
- Total:382.578 (2010)
- Density:6.956,0/sq mi (2.732,7/sq km)
Area code(s):612
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.minneapolismn.gov
Area
- Total:58 sq mi (150 sq km)
- Land:55 sq mi (140 sq km)
- Water:4 sq mi (10 sq km)
- % water:6,67 %
Latitude:+44.9633235
Longitude:-093.2682835

Minneapolis city - Hennepin County (part) is located in the state of Minnesota. It occupies the area of 58 square miles. 4 square miles are water areas and 55 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Hennepin County (part) lies at +44.9633235, -093.2682835 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 382.578 living in the Hennepin County (part). The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (63.8%), Black or African American (18.58%) and Asian (5.63%). Median age is 31 for the males and 31 for the females.

Statistical data for the Hennepin County (part) based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
382,578
White alone
244,08663.80 %
Black or African American alone
71,09818.58 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7,6011.99 %
Asian alone
21,5535.63 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1790.05 %
Some Other Race alone
21,3745.59 %
Two or More races
16,6874.36 %

History of Minneapolis

The first inhabitants of the area where Minneapolis was later founded were the Dakota Sioux tribes. Several French explorers arrived around 1680 but made no permanent settlements. Fort Snelling was founded in 1819 and soon the more hostile native tribes were forced to sell their land so Americans could move in from the east. The rail service between Minneapolis and Chicago started in 1867 and the city was incorporated that same year.

Thanks to the fact it was located in the proximity of the Saint Anthony Falls, Minneapolis soon became one of the major waterpower centers in the world. The area was also rich in lumber and by 1871 the city had 23 flour, woolen, cotton and paper mills, iron works and other businesses.

The city continued to prosper and grow and its economy was among the most stable ones in the USA. Starting from the late 19th century and throughout the 20th century, Minneapolis made efforts towards ending discrimination, established better workers’ rights (especially after the violent Teamsters Strike of 1934), fought white supremacy and racial discrimination, made significant efforts towards desegregation and was the birthplace of the American Indian Movement in 1968.

In the 1950s and 1960s, city leaders ordered razing of many beautiful historic buildings as part of urban renewal. The only good thing that came out of it was that it sparked interest in historic preservation of the city.

Geography and Climate

Minneapolis occupies an area of 58.4 square miles, of which 6% is water. The city lies on both banks of the Mississippi River, just north of the confluence with the Minnesota River. Its geography is heavily influenced by water, with twenty lakes, wetlands, creeks and waterfalls. The Chain of Lakes is a district in the city consisting of Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, Lake of the Isles, Cedar Lake and Brownie Lake.

The climate in the city is humid continental, with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. Minneapolis gets almost every precipitation event - snow, sleet, freezing rain, hail, as well as thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves.

Population of Minneapolis

In 2010, Minneapolis had a population of 382,578, of which 63.8% were White, 18.6% Black or African American, 10.5% Hispanics or Latinos of any race, 5.6% Asian, 2% American Indian, 5.6% some other race and 4.4% two or more races.

Germans and those of Scandinavian descent (primarily Norwegian and Swedish) are the most populous among European Americans in the city. Other European groups include Irish, English, Polish, French and Italians.

Minneapolis has the fourth-largest LGBT population in the USA.

Economy

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is the third-largest economy in the Midwest, right behind Chicago and Detroit. Primary economic sectors in Minneapolis are finance, commerce, rail and truck services, industry and healthcare. In industry, the city produces metal products, car parts, chemical and agricultural products, computers and components, machinery, plastics and other products.

Minneapolis has the headquarters of five Fortune 500 companies: Target, Xcel Energy, U.S. Bancorp, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Ameriprise Financial. It also has U.S. offices of foreign companies such as Coloplast, ING Group and RBC. It is home of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange.

Top ten employers in the city are Target, University of Minneapolis, Allina Health, Fairview Health Services, Wells Fargo, Ameriprise, Hennepin County, Hennepin County Medical Center, U.S. Bancorp and City of Minneapolis.

Landscape of Minneapolis

The city has one of the best park systems in the nation. The Chain of Lakes consists of seven lakes and a creek, paths for hiking, biking and walking and opportunities for fishing, swimming, ice skating and picnics.

Culture and Attractions

Theatre is very important and present in Minneapolis, as well as in St. Paul. Twin Cities are home to a number of theatre companies surpassed only by New York City. Some of them include Mu Performing Arts, Mixed Blood, the Brave New Workshop, the Minnesota Dance Theatre, Skewed Visions and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre. Minnesota also hosts the Minnesota Fringe Festival.

The Walker Art Center is one of the America’s big five modern art museums. Other notable cultural institutions in the city include Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Weisman Art Museum and the Museum of Russian Art.

Minneapolis is a printing and publishing center and the third-most literate city in the USA. It is the home of the largest literary and book arts center in the nation, the Open Book.

Famous musicians hailing from Minneapolis include Prince, Husker Du, The Replacements and Paul Westerberg.

Education in Minneapolis

The largest institution of higher education in the city is the University of Minnesota, a Big Ten school and one of the largest campuses in terms of enrolment in the USA. Other institutions include Augsburg College, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, North Central University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Dunwoody College of Technology and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Transportation

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is the primary airport for the Twin Cities area. The city has one light rail and one commuter rail line. Intercity passenger rail transportation is provided by Amtrak.

Residents of Minneapolis love biking. The city has many bike lanes and there are also bike paths and trails in the surrounding areas. In 2010, Minneapolis was named the top bicycling city in the USA.

Statistical data for the Minneapolis city - Hennepin County (part), Minnesota

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
382,578
White alone
244,08663.80 %
Black or African American alone
71,09818.58 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
7,6011.99 %
Asian alone
21,5535.63 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1790.05 %
Some Other Race alone
21,3745.59 %
Two or More races
16,6874.36 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
382,578
Not Hispanic or Latino
342,50589.53 %
Hispanic or Latino
40,07310.47 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
382,578
Not Hispanic or Latino
342,50589.53 %
White alone
230,65067.34 %
Black or African American alone
69,97120.43 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
6,3511.85 %
Asian alone
21,3996.25 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1680.05 %
Some Other Race alone
9620.28 %
Two or More races
13,0043.80 %
Hispanic or Latino
40,07310.47 %
White alone
13,43633.53 %
Black or African American alone
1,1272.81 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,2503.12 %
Asian alone
1540.38 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
110.03 %
Some Other Race alone
20,41250.94 %
Two or More races
3,6839.19 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
31
Male
31
Female
31

Household Type

Total
163,540
Family households
71,97244.01 %
Husband-wife family
46,00663.92 %
Other family
25,96636.08 %
Male householder, no wife present
6,75626.02 %
Female householder, no husband present
19,21073.98 %
Nonfamily households
91,56855.99 %
Householder living alone
65,86971.93 %
Householder not living alone
25,69928.07 %

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City Alias ZIP Codes
MinneapolisABMPS55472
MinneapolisAmeriprise Financial55474
MinneapolisBlaine55434, 55449
MinneapolisBloomington55435, 55425, 55420, 55431, 55439, 55438, 55437
MinneapolisBrooklyn Center55443, 55429, 55444, 55428, 55430
MinneapolisBrooklyn Ctr55443, 55444, 55428, 55430, 55429
MinneapolisBrooklyn Park55445, 55428, 55444, 55429, 55443
MinneapolisBrooklyn Pk55429, 55445, 55443, 55444
MinneapolisColumbia Heights55421
MinneapolisColumbia Hts55421
MinneapolisCoon Rapids55433, 55448
MinneapolisCrystal55427, 55428, 55429, 55422
MinneapolisEdina55410, 55416, 55439, 55424, 55423, 55435, 55436
MinneapolisExcel Energy55484
MinneapolisFridley55432, 55421
MinneapolisGolden Valley55416, 55426, 55422, 55427
MinneapolisHennepin County Govt Ctr55487
MinneapolisHilltop55421
MinneapolisMacys55478
MinneapolisMedicine Lake55441
MinneapolisMinn55440
MinneapolisMinneapolis55479, 55483, 55441, 55484, 55437, 55488, 55487, 55485, 55438, 55486, 55439, 55480, 55455, 55454, 55450, 55444, 55449, 55445, 55446, 55447, 55458, 55459, 55443, 55478, 55442, 55474, 55473, 55472, 55470, 55467, 55460, 55448, 55402, 55415, 55416, 55401, 55417, 55419, 55420, 55421, 55418, 55422, 55423, 55414, 55413, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55424, 55426, 55429, 55427, 55430, 55431, 55432, 55435, 55440, 55433, 55428, 55434, 55425, 55436
MinneapolisMinneapolis Tribune55488
MinneapolisNew Hope55428, 55427
MinneapolisNorwood Young America55473
MinneapolisNYA55473
MinneapolisPlymouth55441, 55442, 55447, 55446
MinneapolisQwest55483
MinneapolisRichfield55423
MinneapolisRobbinsdale55422
MinneapolisSaint Anthony55421, 55418
MinneapolisSaint Louis Park55424, 55436, 55416, 55426
MinneapolisSpring Lake Park55432
MinneapolisSpring Lk Pk55432
MinneapolisSt Anthny Vlg55418
MinneapolisSt Anthony55418, 55421
MinneapolisSt Anthony Village55421, 55418
MinneapolisSt Louis Park55424, 55426, 55436, 55416
MinneapolisUs Bank55486
MinneapolisWells Fargo Bank55485, 55479
MinneapolisWells Fargo Home Mortgage55467

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