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Anoka

  •   State: 
    Minnesota
      County: 
    Anoka County
      City: 
    Anoka
      County FIPS: 
    27003
      Coordinates: 
    45°11′52″N 093°23′14″W
      Area total: 
    7.18 sq mi (18.59 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.67 sq mi (17.27 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.51 sq mi (1.32 km²)
      Elevation: 
    843 ft (257 m)
      Established: 
    1844; Incorporated March 2, 1878
  •   Latitude: 
    45,2505
      Longitude: 
    -93,2813
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    55303
    55304
      GMAP: 

    Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota, United States

  •   Population: 
    17,921
      Population density: 
    2,687.61 residents per square mile of area (1,037.74/km²)
      Household income: 
    $47,745
      Households: 
    7,297
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.50%
      Income taxes: 
    7.85%

Anoka (-NOH-k) is a city in and the county seat of Anoka County, Minnesota, United States. Its population was 17,142 at the 2010 census. Anoka is the "Halloween Capital of the World" because it hosted one of the first Halloween parades in 1920. The name Anoka was derived from two Indian words: A-NO-KA-TAN-HAN, meaning "on both sides", or "from both sides" and ON-O-KAY, which means "working waters" Anoka has a strong claim to having provided the first Union Army volunteers during the Civil War, as noted by a small plaque at the corner of West Main Street and Park Street. The city lies at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, approximately 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Minneapolis. According to the United States Census Bureau, it has an area of 7.21 square miles (18.67 km²), of which 6.70 square. miles (17.35 km²) is land and 0.51 square miles of water. Adjacent communities include Dayton, Ramsey, Andover, Coon Rapids, and Champlin. The USGS tracks the city by the ID 639396 and the coordinates of                45°1152N, 093°2314W. It has a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to Minneapolis. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 10 / 169 and State Highway 47.

History

Anoka is the primary city name, but also Andover, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey are acceptable city names or spellings. Colonizers first settled the site that is now Anoka in 1844. By the mid-1850s Anoka had a school, a store and a flour mill. The city was formally incorporated in 1878. Anoka has a strong claim to having provided the first Union Army volunteers during the Civil War, as noted by a small plaque at the corner of West Main Street and Park Street. Aaron Greenwald, who has an "island" named after him on Lake George, and five others stepped forward. Greenwald was the first to sign. He died on July 5, 1863, after sustaining a mortal wound as a member of the 1st Minnesota Regiment in defense against Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. The name Anoka was derived from two Indian words. The native Dakota used A-NO-KA-TAN-HAN, meaning "on both sides" or "from both sides", referring to its location on the banks of the Rum River. Thenative Ojibwa used ON-O-KAY, meaning 'working waters' Anoka is located on the Minnesota River, which flows into the Red River near St. Louis, Missouri. The Red River is a tributary of the Little Red River which runs through Anoka. The town's name is derived from the word 'Anoka', which means 'anoka' or 'ancient' in D.C. and 'oka' meaning 'home' in Dakota.

Geography

Anoka lies at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, approximately 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Minneapolis. According to the United States Census Bureau, it has an area of 7.21 square miles (18.67 km²) Adjacent communities include Dayton, Ramsey, Andover, Coon Rapids, and Champlin. The USGS tracks the city by the ID 639396 and the coordinates of 45°1152N, 093°2314W. Anoka is located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The city has a population of 2,816. It is located at the intersection of the Mississippi and Rum Rivers. The Rum River flows into the Mississippi at Anoka, and the Mississippi flows into Lake Minnetonka at the Anoka River. The Mississippi is a tributary of the Red River, which runs through Anoka. The Red River flows through the city and into Lake Superior at the mouth of the Little Red River. Anoka was named after the town of Anoka (pronounced "an-kah"), which was founded in the 18th century. The town's name is derived from the name of an early settler, who lived in the area in the 1800s. The name Anoka means "ancient" or "old" in German and "anoka" means "home" in English. It was named for an ancient Native American tribe that lived in what is now known as Anoka County.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,142 people, 7,060 households, and 4,202 families living in the city. There were 7,493 housing units at an average density of 1,118.4 per square mile (431.8/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 88.0% White, 4.7% African American, 1.0%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population. The median household income was $42,659 and the median family incomes was $55,311. The per capita income for the city in 2010 was $21,367. About 6.8% of residents were below the poverty line, including 9.2 of those under 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.03. The city is located on the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the town. The Mississippi River is a tributary of the Red River. The Red River flows through the city and into the Mississippi. The river is one of the few places in the U.S. where it is possible to see the Mississippi and Red Rivers from the same location at different times of the year. It is also the only place in the United States where the river divides into two watersheds, the Red and the Red Rivers. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1871.

Economy

According to Anoka's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, its top employers were: Anoka Aquatic Center, Colonial Hall and Masonic Lodge No. 30. Anoka is home to the Anoka County Historical Society, Anoka Nature Preserve, Goodrich Field, Two Rivers Historical Park, and Windego Park Auditorium/Open Air Theater. The Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center is also located in Anoka. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located in the central part of the county and is located near the Mississippi River. The city's population is about 1,200. It has an estimated population of 2,100. The county's economy is estimated to be about $1.2 million. It also has a number of museums and other points of interest, including a library and a golf course. The community has a history of being involved in the arts and sports, including the founding of Anoka High School in 1876. The area's first post-secondary school was founded in 1881. It was named after the town's founder, William Anoka, who was a member of the local council. The current mayor is the son of the late William Anokah, who served as mayor from 1969-1974. The village's first fire department was established in 1883. The first fire station was built in 1885. The last fire department station was constructed in 1891. The district's first water intake was in 1894.

Government

In 2000, Bjorn Skogquist was the second-youngest mayor ever elected in Minnesota. In 2010, Anoka elected Phil Rice mayor. Rice was reelected in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. He worked for open government, code reform, protection of historic housing and open space. He encouraged young people to become involved in civics. He was elected mayor of Anoka in 2000, and was re elected in 2002, 2004 and 2006. He has been reelected mayor in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. He is also the current mayor of the town of 2,000 people in Anoka County, Minnesota, which includes Anoka and Stearns Lake. He served as mayor from 2000 to 2006. The current mayor is Phil Rice, who was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2013 and 2014, and is currently the mayor of Anoka and Stearns Lake, Minnesota. The town has a population of 3,000. It is located on the shores of Lake Anoka, a lake that was once part of Lake Minnetonka. The lake is home to the Anoka River, which was once a tributary of the Mississippi River. It was once the source of the Stearn River, a river that flows through Anoka. The river is now a major tourist attraction. It has been restored to its natural state and is a popular tourist destination. The city has a history of preserving historic buildings and land for public use.

Education

Most Anoka elementary and secondary students attend schools in Anoka-Hennepin School District 11. The District 11 is the largest school district in the state of Minnesota and includes parts of twelve other municipalities besides Anoka. Some students attend public schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota's open enrollment statute, or students come from places such as Brooklyn Park under the NWISD Magnet Program. Anoka has several private schools for all ages, including St. Stephens Catholic School. One of the main Anoka Community College campuses is in neighboring Coon Rapids. The town is home to Anoka Technical College and Anoka Middle School for the Arts, formerly known as Fred Moore Middle school for the Performing Arts. It is also home to the Anoka High School and Secondary Technical Education Program or S.T.E.P. High School. The city is also the home of Anoka Regional Medical Center, which was founded in the early 1900s. It was the first hospital in Minnesota, and is one of the largest in the U.S., with more than 1,000 beds. It has also been the site of the National Institutes of Health since the 1950s. The Anoka Medical Center opened in the 1970s, and has since become the largest medical center in the United States. The hospital is located in the town's central business district, near the city's downtown area. It also has a satellite campus in the neighboring town of Coons Rapids.

Infrastructure

U.S. Highways 10 / 169 and State Highway 47 are three of Anoka's main routes. It has a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to Minneapolis, which opened in 2009. Anoka is located on the Minnesota River, which runs through the city. The Anoka area is home to the Anoka High School football team, which won the state championship in 2010. The school's football team also won the Minnesota State Championship in 2010, the first time it had done so in the state's history. The team won the title for the second time in the school's history in 2011, after winning the state title in 1998. The town has a population of 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in and around Anoka. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, near the border with Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth. It also has a section of the North Star Commuter rail line, which connects Anoka with the city of Minneapolis. The city's population is 2,100, with most of its people living in or near Anoka, Minnesota- Duluth, and the rest of the city's residents live in or around the town of Minnesotan, Minnesota. The population of the town is about 2,200, with about 1,000 people living near the town's downtown area, which is in the northern part of Minnesota. It was the site of the World War II Battle of the Bulge, which took place in World War I.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota = 94. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 45. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 30. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Anoka = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 17,921 individuals with a median age of 36.4 age the population dropped by -4.28% in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,687.61 residents per square mile of area (1,037.74/km²). There are average 2.26 people per household in the 7,297 households with an average household income of $47,745 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.80% of the available work force and has dropped -2.96% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 26.28%. The number of physicians in Anoka per 100,000 population = 106.6.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Anoka = 31.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 52.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 110. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 197. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota which are owned by the occupant = 54.55%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $160,280 and home appreciation of -6.53%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.92 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,502 per student. There are 18.7 students for each teacher in the school, 885 students for each Librarian and 916 students for each Counselor. 8.30% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.99% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.85% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Anoka's population in Anoka County, Minnesota of 3,769 residents in 1900 has increased 4,75-fold to 17,921 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.75% female residents and 50.25% male residents live in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota.

    As of 2020 in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota are married and the remaining 47.43% are single population.

  • 27.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Anoka require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.11% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.01% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.15% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.77% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota, 54.55% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.14% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.31% are vacant.

  • The 48.87% of the population in Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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