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Welcome to Anoka ...

The pronunciation of Anoka: UH-noh-kuh<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Anoka has a population of 17,400 people<2> (see below for details).

Anoka was established in 1844.

The community of Anoka is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Anoka: (763)

The ZIP code for Anoka: 55303<4>

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 (that had a count of 18,076 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Anoka had an population of 17,400 people. This is an increase of 1.51% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.74% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Anoka ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Anoka and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2016
Blaine   [Map]   62,892   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brooklyn Center   [Map]   30,870   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   79,707   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fridley   [Map]   27,476   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Maple Grove   [Map]   69,576   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Minneapolis   [Map]   413,651   S   18 miles [29 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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anoka. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Anoka, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Anoka.

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) Anoka. 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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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>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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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Anoka. 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, 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 that we are using 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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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Anoka.