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Welcome to Minneapolis ...

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

The pronunciation of Minneapolis: min-ee-AP-poh-lis<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Minneapolis has a population of 425,403 people<2> (see below for details).

Minneapolis was established in 1856.

The community of Minneapolis is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Minneapolis is within the boundaries of the (612) area code.

The ZIP codes for Minneapolis: 55401-55421, 55422-55434, 55435-55450, 55454-55455, 55458-55460, 55468, 55470, 55472, 55474, 55478-55480, 55483-55488<4>

Websites for Minneapolis ...

Official Website:   www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/

Junior League:   www.jlminneapolis.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Minneapolis had an population of 425,403 people. This is an increase of 11.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Minneapolis had a population of 382,578 people (which is 33.2% of the total population of Hennepin County). This makes Minneapolis the county's most populous community.

The population of Minneapolis represents 7.21% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 382,578 people, the population of Minneapolis has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 382,618 people).

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

Communities Also Named Minneapolis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Minneapolis - they are located in Colorado, Kansas and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Minneapolis.

Communities near Minneapolis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Minneapolis.

  • Saint Paul [Ramsey County]
  • Bloomington [Hennepin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomington
    • Bloomington [Hennepin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Minneapolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington
  • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn Park
    • Brooklyn Park [Hennepin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Minneapolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park
  • Plymouth [Hennepin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth [Hennepin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Minneapolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maple Grove [Hennepin County]
    • Woodbury [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Minneapolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury
    • Eagan [Dakota County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagan
      • Eagan [Dakota County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Minneapolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan
    • Blaine [Anoka County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Anoka County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Minneapolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine
    • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Prairie
      • Eden Prairie [Hennepin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Minneapolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden Prairie
    • Coon Rapids [Anoka County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coon Rapids have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coon Rapids
      • Coon Rapids [Anoka County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Minneapolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coon Rapids
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coon Rapids

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Minneapolis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Minneapolis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Minneapolis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Minneapolis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Minneapolis. Our list includes 336 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Minneapolis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Minneapolis ...

Looking for more information about Minneapolis? 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 Minneapolis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Minneapolis.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Minneapolis: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/

The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Minneapolis. 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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Minneapolis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Minneapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 Minneapolis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Minneapolis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Minneapolis includes: 55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55414, 55415, 55416, 55417, 55418, 55419, 55420, 55422, 55423, 55424, 55425, 55426, 55427, 55428, 55429, 55430, 55431, 55432, 55433, 55435, 55436, 55437, 55438, 55439, 55440, 55441, 55442, 55443, 55444, 55445, 55446, 55447, 55448, 55449, 55454, 55458, 55459, 55468, 55470, 55472, 55474, 55478, 55479, 55483, 55484, 55485, 55486, 55487 & 55488.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minneapolis) 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 Minneapolis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minneapolis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minneapolis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9762, Longitude: -93.2673    
<6>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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