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Welcome to Anoka ...

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

The location of Anoka has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Anoka has a population of 17,522 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 within the boundaries of the (763) area code.

The ZIP code for Anoka: 55303<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Anoka had a population of 17,142 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 18,076 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anoka had an population of 17,522 people. This is an increase of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.06% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Anoka ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Anoka and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Blaine   [Map]   64,557   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brooklyn Center   [Map]   31,006   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fridley   [Map]   27,853   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   71,066   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Minneapolis   [Map]   422,331   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anoka. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anoka. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anoka:

Websites for Anoka ...

Official Website:   www.ci.anoka.mn.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.anokaareachamber.com/

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 ...

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About Anoka County

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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>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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<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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anoka.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anoka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anoka) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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: 45.2100, Longitude: -93.3895     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anoka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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