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

The community of Anoka is the Seat for Anoka County.

Anoka County was founded in 1857 and was created by taking area from RamseyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Anoka had a population of 331,582 people. This is an increase of 11.24% since the last Census (which gave a population of 298,084 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Anoka represented 6.06% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 87 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010330,844+10.99%-0.22% since 2009
2009331,582+11.24%+0.79% since 2008
2008328,998+10.37%+0.62% since 2007
2000298,084The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Anoka County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Anoka County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Coon Rapids   62,34961,6071.2% increase  
Blaine   56,33244,94225.34% increase  
Andover   30,98526,58816.54% increase  
Fridley   25,99727,4495.29% decrease  
Ramsey   24,04818,51029.92% increase  

Websites for Anoka County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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