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Welcome to Minneapolis ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Minneapolis has a population of 422,331 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

The area code for Minneapolis: (612)

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

Population Details ...

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 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 (that had a count of 382,618 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Minneapolis had an population of 422,331 people. This is an increase of 10.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.38% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Minneapolis ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017
Blaine   [Map]   64,557   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bloomington   [Map]   85,866   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brooklyn Park   [Map]   80,581   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Coon Rapids   [Map]   62,656   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Eagan   [Map]   66,627   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Eden Prairie   [Map]   64,400   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Minneapolis. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Minneapolis. Our list includes 336 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Minneapolis:

Websites for Minneapolis ...

Official Website:
Junior League:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Minneapolis:

The official website for Hennepin County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Minneapolis.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Minneapolis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Minneapolis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minneapolis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minneapolis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9762, Longitude: -93.2673     [Map].

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