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Minneapolis, Minnesota - Basic Facts

Minneapolis is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Minneapolis.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hennepin County at latitude 44.98 and longitude -93.2638. Hennepin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Minneapolis (see map) encompass a land area of 54.01 sq. miles and a water area of 3.48 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Minneapolis: City of Minneapolis, Gakaabikaang, Mineapolis.

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Minneapolis, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 392,754
Population in Households 374,564
Population in Familes 229,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 18,190
Population Density1 7,277
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 168,617
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 73,192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 184,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81,926 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 86,691 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 15,422 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $223,827
Average Home Value $274,596


Median Household Income $45,313
Average Household Income $65,898
Per Capita Income $28,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.62% 0.93%
Households 0.72% 1.0%
Families 0.4% 0.81%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
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.


Minneapolis, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minneapolis to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 2 100th
Diversity Index2 # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 642 29th
Per Capita Income # 253 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.