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Welcome to Anoka ...

The city of Anoka is located in Anoka County<1> and is the County Seat for Anoka County.

The pronunciation of Anoka: UH-noh-kuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Anoka has a population of 17,549 people<3> (see below for details).

Anoka was established in 1844.

The community of Anoka is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Anoka is located in the (763) area code.

The ZIP code for Anoka: 55303<5>

Websites for Anoka ...

Official Website:   www.ci.anoka.mn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.anokaareachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Anoka had an population of 17,549 people. This is an increase of 2.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anoka had a population of 17,142 people (which is 5.18% of the total population of Anoka County). This makes Anoka the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Anoka represents 0.32% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 63rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,142 people, the population of Anoka decreased 5.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,076 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Anoka.

Communities Also Named Anoka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Anoka - they are located in Indiana, Nebraska and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anoka.

Communities near Anoka ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anoka.

  • Minneapolis [Hennepin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minneapolis
    • Minneapolis [Hennepin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Anoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 429,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minneapolis<7>
  • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn Park
    • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Anoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 80,389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park<7>
  • Plymouth [Hennepin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Hennepin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Anoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<7>
  • Maple Grove [Hennepin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
    • Maple Grove [Hennepin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Anoka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,622 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Grove<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Blaine [Anoka County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Anoka County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Anoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 65,607 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<7>
    • Minnetonka [Hennepin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnetonka have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnetonka
      • Minnetonka [Hennepin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Anoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 54,064 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnetonka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minnetonka<7>
    • Saint Louis Park [Hennepin County]
    • Roseville [Ramsey County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Ramsey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Anoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 36,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<7>
    • Brooklyn Center [Hennepin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Center have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn Center
      • Brooklyn Center [Hennepin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Anoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,690 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Center<7>
    • Fridley [Anoka County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fridley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fridley
      • Fridley [Anoka County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Anoka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fridley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fridley<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anoka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anoka.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anoka. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anoka.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anoka. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Anoka.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anoka ...

Looking for more information about Anoka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Anoka, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Anoka.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Anoka County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Anoka: www.ci.anoka.mn.us/

The official website for Anoka County: www.co.anoka.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Anoka, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Anoka. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anoka.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anoka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Anoka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anoka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anoka) 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 Anoka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anoka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anoka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1979, Longitude: -93.3836    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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