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Anoka, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Anoka had a population of 17,492 as of July 1, 2016. Anoka ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anoka is located at latitude 45.2185 and longitude -93.3899 in Anoka County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anoka (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.51 sq. miles. Anoka County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Anoka (GNIS ID: 2393964) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anoka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anoka: City of Anoka.

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Anoka, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,492
Population in Households 16,852
Population in Familes 12,544
Population in Group Qrtrs 640
Population Density1 2,612
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 7,254
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 4,273
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,724 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,936 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,318 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $182,542
Average Home Value $204,618


Median Household Income $51,660
Average Household Income $66,361
Per Capita Income $28,182
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.53%
Households 0.43% 0.63%
Families 0.27% 0.52%
Median Household Income   0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Anoka, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anoka to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 93rd
Population Density1 # 39 96th
Diversity Index2 # 128 86th
Median Household Income # 489 46th
Per Capita Income # 402 56th

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