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Census Data for Minnetrista ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2018 and it gave Minnetrista a population of 7,912 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Minnetrista a population of 6,384 people.
The city of Minnetrista is located in Hennepin County. The 2010 Census gave Hennepin County a population of 1,152,425 people. This means that Minnetrista had 0.55% of the county's total population, making it Hennepin's 23rd most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Minnetrista, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
Things like the population, area and housing for Minnetrista reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Minnetrista might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Minnetrista has a total area of 30.76 square miles [79.7 km²]. Of this total, 25.82 square miles [66.9 km²] is land, with the balance (16.06%) being water (4.94 square miles [12.8 km²]).
Hennepin County has a land area of 553 square miles [1,433.8 km²]. At 25.82 square miles [66.9 km²], Minnetrista has 4.66% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 44° 56' 18" (or 44.94°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (6,384 people) and land area (25.82 square miles [66.9 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Minnetrista had a population density of 207.5 people per square mile [80.1 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Minnetrista had a population of 4,358 people and a land area of 26.11 square miles [67.6 km²]. This gives a population density of 141.4 people per square mile [54.6 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Minnetrista. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Minnetrista had 2,336 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 6,384 people, this averages 2.73 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Minnetrista had a land area of 25.82 square miles [66.9 km²]. This translates to 75.9 Housing Units per square mile [29.32 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Minnetrista had 1,567 Housing Units, a population of 4,358 people and a land area of 26.11 square miles [67.6 km²]. This gives a density of 2.78 people per Housing Unit and 50.8 Housing Units per square mile [19.63 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Minnetrista and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Hennepin County ...
The community of Minnetrista is located in Hennepin County.
The county had a population of 1,152,425 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 6,384 people, Minnetrista represented 0.55% of the county's total.
In addition, where the city of Minnetrista has a population density of 207.5 people per square mile [80.1 people/km²], Hennepin County averages 2,081 people per square mile [803 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Hennepin County.
Population Rings for Minnetrista ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Minnetrista and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Minnetrista. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Minnetrista, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Minnetrista. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Minnetrista was 30.76 square miles [79.7 km²]. Of this total, 25.82 square miles [66.9 km²] is land, with the balance (16.06%) being water (4.94 square miles [12.8 km²]).
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 30.83 square miles [79.8 km²]. Of this total, 26.11 square miles [67.6 km²] is land, with the balance (15.34%) being water (4.72 square miles [12.2 km²]).
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Minnetrista, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Minnetrista.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 44.938366° (or 44°56'18" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 44.925825° (or 44°55'32" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 4,799 feet to the north<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2395352) to Minnetrista. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Minnetrista. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 44.935519° (or 44°56'7" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 1,119 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Minnetrista. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Minnetrista.
Miscellaneous Information for Minnetrista ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Hennepin County or the city of Minnetrista:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Minnetrista:
GNIS ID for Minnetrista: 2395352
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 27 (Minnesota)
County Code: 053 (Hennepin County)
Place Code: 43306 (Minnetrista)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Minnetrista is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Minnetrista.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
The official website for Minnetrista: www.ci.minnetrista.mn.us/
The official website for Hennepin County: www.hennepin.us/
The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 27 Aug 2019