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Census Data for Blaine ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Blaine a population of 65,212 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Blaine a population of 57,186 people.

The city of Blaine is located in Anoka County. The 2010 Census gave Anoka County a population of 330,844 people. This means that Blaine had 17.28% of the county's total population, making it Anoka's 2nd most populous community.

At the same time, Minnesota had a population of 5,303,925 people, meaning that Blaine had 1.08% of the total population of Minnesota - making it the state's 15th most populous community.

Anoka County ...

Blaine is primarily located in Anoka County. A portion of Blaine extends into Ramsey County.

The county had a population of 330,844 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 57,186 people, Blaine represented 17.28% of the county's total.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Anoka County.

Population Rings for Blaine ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Blaine and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Blaine. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]7171,486+7.52%
10 mi   [16 km]25561,257+6.95%
15 mi   [24 km]531,658,107+8.77%
20 mi   [32 km]782,116,174+8.82%
25 mi   [40 km]1122,579,243+8.51%
30 mi   [48 km]1452,998,551+8.62%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Blaine, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Blaine. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census matches that given for the 2000 Census. It's likely that the same polygon was used for the two censuses.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Blaine, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Blaine.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   45.170497°   (or 45°10'13" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -93.206071°   (or -93°12'21" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   45.156865°   (or 45°9'24" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -93.227088°   (or -93°13'37" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 7,340 feet to the northeast<4> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2394183) to Blaine. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Blaine. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   45.169838°   (or 45°10'11" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -93.207835°   (or -93°12'28" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 513 feet to the northeast<5> of the point given by the GNIS for Blaine. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Blaine.

Miscellaneous Information for Blaine ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Anoka County or the city of Blaine:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Blaine:

GNIS ID for Blaine: 2394183

GNIS ID for Anoka County: 659447

GNIS ID for Minnesota: 662849

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 27 (Minnesota)

County Code: 003 (Anoka County)

Place Code: 06382 (Blaine)

State & County Code: 27/003 (Minnesota / Anoka County)

State & Place Code: 27/06382 (Minnesota / Blaine)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Blaine is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Blaine.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website for Blaine:

The official website for Anoka County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 312 degrees and a distance of 7,340 feet.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 297 degrees and a distance of 513 feet.






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