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Welcome to Minneapolis ...

The city of Minneapolis is located in Hennepin County<1> and is the County Seat for Hennepin County.



The pronunciation of Minneapolis: min-ee-AP-poh-lis<2>

Minneapolis was established in 1856.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Minneapolis has a population of 428,821 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Minneapolis is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Minneapolis lies within 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<5>

Websites for Minneapolis ...

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

Junior League:   www.jlminneapolis.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Minneapolis had an population of 428,821 people. This is an increase of 12.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Minneapolis had a population of 382,578 people (or 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 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
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Bloomington
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Plymouth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,635 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth <6>
  • Brooklyn Park
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brooklyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brooklyn Park
    • Brooklyn Park is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,574 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brooklyn Park <6>
  • Woodbury
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
    • Woodbury is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,255 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury <6>
  • Maple Grove
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Blaine
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine is located in Anoka County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,697 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine <6>
  • Eagan
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagan
    • Eagan is located in Dakota County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan <6>
  • Eden Prairie
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Coon Rapids
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)

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.

Adding Minneapolis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Minneapolis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Minneapolis was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Minneapolis post office opened in 1854.

We also found Minneapolis in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Minneapolis.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Hennepin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Minneapolis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Minneapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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