Anoka County, Minnesota

Anoka County, Minnesota

Infobox U.S. County
county = Anoka County
state = Minnesota

founded year = 1857 []
founded date = May 23
seat wl = Anoka
largest city wl = Coon Rapids
area_total_sq_mi = 446
area_total_km2 = 1156
area_land_sq_mi = 424
area_land_km2 = 1097
area_water_sq_mi = 23
area_water_km2 = 59
area percentage = 5.08%
census yr = 2000
pop = 298084
density_sq_mi = 704
density_km2 = 272
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
footnotes =
web =
named for = City of Anoka

Anoka County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population was 298,084. Its county seat is AnokaGR|6.The county is home to local Twin Cities destinations such as the National Sports Center, Heights Theater, and Northtown Mall.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,156 km²), of which, 424 square miles (1,097 km²) of it is land and 23 square miles (59 km²) of it (5.08%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

*Isanti County (north)
*Chisago County (northeast)
*Washington County (southeast)
*Ramsey County (southeast)
*Hennepin County (southwest)
*Sherburne County (northwest)

National protected area

* Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (part)


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 298,084 people, 106,428 households, and 79,395 families residing in the county. The population density was 704 people per square mile (272/km²). There were 108,091 housing units at an average density of 255 per square mile (99/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.64% White, 1.60% Black or African American, 0.70% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. 1.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.2% were of German, 14.3% Norwegian, 9.0% Swedish, 7.3% Irish and 5.9% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.There were 106,428 households out of which 39.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% were non-families. 19.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 34.10% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $57,754, and the median income for a family was $64,261. Males had a median income of $41,527 versus $30,534 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,297. About 2.90% of families and 4.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.90% of those under age 18 and 4.50% of those age 65 or over.

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County Commissioners

As of January 2007
*District 1 (western Andover, western Anoka, Bethel, Burns, western Oak Grove, Ramsey, Saint Francis) - Dennis Berg, Chair
*District 2 (northeastern Andover, northern Blaine, East Bethel, Ham Lake, eastern Oak Grove) - Dick Lang
*District 3 (central Blaine, northern Fridley, Spring Lake Park) - Robyn West
*District 4 (Columbia Heights, southern Fridley, Hilltop) - Jim Kordiak, Vice Chair
*District 5 (southern Andover and eastern Coon Rapids) - Scott LeDoux
*District 6 (southeastern Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbus, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Linwood) - Rhonda Sivarajah
*District 7 (eastern Anoka and western Coon Rapids) - Dan Erhart

Cities and towns

† only partly within Anoka County

Lakes and Bodies of Water

*Lake George
*Rice Creek
*Rum River
*Mississippi River
*Crooked Lake
*Ham Lake
*Round Lake


External links

* [ Anoka County government's website]

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