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

The community of Minneapolis is the Seat for Hennepin County.

Hennepin County was founded in 1852 and was created by taking area from DakotaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hennepin had a population of 1,156,212 people. This is an increase of 3.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,116,200 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hennepin represented 22.69% of the total population of Minnesota, making it the state's 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
20101,152,425+3.25%-0.33% since 2009
20091,156,212+3.58%+1.08% since 2008
20081,143,863+2.48%+0.87% since 2007
20001,116,200The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Minneapolis   385,378382,6180.72% increase  
Bloomington   82,92285,1722.64% decrease  
Plymouth   72,84965,89410.55% increase  
Brooklyn Park   72,19167,3887.13% increase  
Maple Grove   63,48450,36526.05% increase  

Websites for Hennepin County

Official Website:   www.hennepin.us/

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<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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