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The location of Minnetonka

Welcome to Minnetonka ...

The city of Minnetonka is located in Hennepin County.

The location of Minnetonka has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

The pronunciation of Minnetonka: min-uh-TAWN-kuh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Minnetonka has a population of 53,953 people<3> (see below for details).

Minnetonka is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Minnetonka is within the (952) area code.

The ZIP code for Minnetonka: 55345<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Minnetonka had a population of 49,734 people. This makes Minnetonka the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Minnetonka represents 0.94% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,734 people, the population of Minnetonka decreased 3.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 51,301 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Minnetonka had an population of 53,953 people. This is an increase of 8.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.17% since the 2000 Census).

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

Websites for Minnetonka ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Minnetonka. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Minnetonka. 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 Minnetonka.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Minnetonka ...

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

Communities near Minnetonka ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the East (E) of Minnetonka

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Minnetonka

Located in Ramsey County

Bloomington   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Minnetonka

Brooklyn Park   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Minnetonka

Plymouth   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Minnetonka

Maple Grove   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Minnetonka

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Minnetonka

Located in Dakota County

Coon Rapids   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Minnetonka

Located in Anoka County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Minnetonka

Located in Dakota County

Apple Valley   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Minnetonka

Located in Dakota County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Minnesota

About Hennepin County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Minnetonka:

The official website for Hennepin County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Minnetonka. 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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Minnetonka.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Minnetonka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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 Minnetonka). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Minnetonka or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Minnetonka) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Minnetonka. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Minnetonka

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minnetonka. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9323, Longitude: -93.4602     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Minnetonka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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