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Welcome to Coon Rapids ...

The city of Coon Rapids is located in Anoka County.

A typical abbreviation for Coon Rapids: Coon Rpds.

From the  Census Estimates for 2012, Coon Rapids has a population of 61,931 people<1> (see below for details).

Coon Rapids is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Coon Rapids lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Coon Rapids is located in the (763) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Coon Rapids had a population of 61,476 people (which is 18.58% of the total population of Anoka County). This makes Coon Rapids the county's most populous community.

The population of Coon Rapids represents 1.16% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 61,476 people, the population of Coon Rapids has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (that had a count of 61,607 people).

Taken from the 2012 Census Estimates, Coon Rapids had an population of 61,931 people. This is an increase of 0.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.53% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Coon Rapids.

Communities near Coon Rapids ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Coon Rapids and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2012
Since 2010
Brooklyn Center   [Map]     30,643+1.79%   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Edina   [Map]     49,050+2.31%   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]     64,420+4.63%   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Maplewood   [Map]     39,337+3.47%   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Minneapolis   [Map]     392,880+2.69%   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Minnetonka   [Map]     51,123+2.79%   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Coon Rapids.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We've added two new sections to our Genealogy Helper Page for Coon Rapids.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Coon Rapids. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Coon Rapids. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites for Coon Rapids ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Coon Rapids. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Coon Rapids:

The official website for Anoka County

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Coon Rapids:

Need help with your genealogy? We always start with these websites when searching in and around the area of Coon Rapids and Anoka County:

Cyndi's List for the State of Minnesota,
        for Anoka County
Family Search for the State of Minnesota,
        for Anoka County
USGenWeb for the State of Minnesota

We have a longer, more detailed list of websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Coon Rapids.

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Coon Rapids.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coon Rapids - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Coon Rapids. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coon Rapids) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Coon Rapids. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coon Rapids

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Coon Rapids.


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