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Andover Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Location of Andover Minnesota

Population: 
 Andover (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population -- 9,387 15,216 26,588 30,598 +4,010 +15.08
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.00 34.42 34.14 34.11 33.88 -0.23 -0.67
Density (persons per sq. mile) -- 272.72 445.69 779.57 903.13 +123.56 +15.85
Housing Units 0 2,518 4,519 8,205 10,091 +2,386 +29.08
Households -- 2,469 4,430 8,107 9,811 +1,704 +21.02
Persons Per Household -- 3.80 3.43 3.28 3.11 -0.17 -5.18

Geography:

Andover is a city in Anoka County, Minnesota. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.83 square miles (90.21 km2), of which 33.88 square miles (87.75 km2) is land and 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2) is water. County Roads 9, 18, 78, and 116 are the main routes in the community. U.S. Highway 10 is nearby. The elevation is 889 feet.

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Demographics:

At the 2010 census there were 30,598 people, 9,811 households, and 8,357 families living in the city. The population density was 903.1 inhabitants per square mile (348.7/km2). There were 10,091 housing units at an average density of 297.8 per square mile (115.0/km2). The racial makup of the city was 93.2% White, 1.7% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0%.[3]

Of the 9,811 households 47.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 14.8% were non-families. 10.6% of households were one person and 3.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was 3.35.

The median age was 37.3 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 6.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

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History:  

The city we know today as Andover was first organized in 1857 under the name “Round Lake Township.” However, in 1860 the name was changed to “Grow Township” in honor of Senator Galusha A. Grow of Pennsylvania. Senator Grow spoke at a political campaign in Anoka that year, and the town name was changed to honor Senator Grow because of his strong advocacy of the Union cause. At that time, the population was 330 and included the geographical area we know today as Ham Lake. In fact, the area of Ham Lake was considered a part of Grow Township until 1871.

In 1972, the Grow Township Board of Supervisors recognized that the town was growing at a very rapid rate. They felt a village form of government would provide better services to the community. Board supervisors then voted in favor of proceeding with the incorporation process. The board voted to submit a new name for the village. “Andover Village” was chosen because the name Andover had historical interest. The historical interest, we believe, came from the Andover train station.

You may have heard the popular “train myth” about how Andover received its name. The myth states that a train tipped over in a swamp, and an eyewitness, relaying the incident, said it “went over and over,” thereby naming the city “Andover.” However, research reveals that the name Andover first appeared in an article dated March 14, 1899 in the Anoka County Union Newspaper - before train tracks were ever built in the city.

The article stated that the Eastern Minnesota line of the Great Northern Railway was in the process of constructing railroad tracks from the Coon Creek Cut-off to the North. The railway announced that new railroad stations with mathematical precision were to be located five miles apart from each other. The new stations (from Coon Creek to the North, along the new railroad line) were to be named Andover, Cedar, Bethel, Isanti, Cambridge, Stanchfield, Braham, Grasston, Cornell, and Brook Park. On July 4, 1899, the first train passed through the Andover Station. Where the railway came up with the name Andover still remains unknown.

Andover Village was established in 1972 and then became the City of Andover, a city of the fourth class, in 1974. Today the City of Andover’s population exceeds 30,000, classifying it as a second class city.

Courtesy City of Andover

ANDOVER, a city located in Grow Township, section 26; incorporated November 12, 1974; had a station of the Great Northern Railway.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
Andover City Hall
1685 Crosstown Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 755-5100
Fax: (763) 755-8923

Hours:
Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm

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Andover City Hall, Andover Minnesota
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Term Ends

Name & Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2022 Julie Trude
13862 Holly Street NW
Andover MN 55304
 Email  (763) 862-2499
City Administrator appointed Jim Dickinson
1685 Crosstown Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304
 Email  (763) 767-5110
Council Member 12/31/2022 Valerie Holtus
17680 Arrowhead St NW
Andover MN 55304
 Email  (763) 753-3755
Council Member 12/31/2022 Jamie Barthel
16535 Wintergreen Street NW
Andover MN 55304
 Email  (612) 669-7512
Council Member 12/31/2020 Sheri Bukkila
13517 Swallow Street NW
Andover MN 55304
 Email  (763) 757-4808
Council Member 12/31/2020 Mike Knight
4660 175th Avenue NW
Andover MN 55304
 Email  (763) 421-9247

Post Office:
US Post Office
15219 Bluebird Street NW
Andover, MN 55304-3554
Phone: (763) 413-7396
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 434-2130

Hours:
Monday - Friday   7:15 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday               7:15 am - 3:30- pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Connexus Energy (763) 323-2650
Natural Gas Xcel Energy (612) 372-4727
Wastewater City of Andover (763) 755-8118
Water City of Andover (763) 755-8118
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1111
Cable TV Comcast/Xfinity (651) 483-9999
 

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Health Care:
M Health Fairview Clinic - Andover
13819 Hanson Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 392-2091

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Schools:
Anoka Hennepin Schools
Independent School District #11

2727 N Ferry Street

Anoka, MN 55303

Phone: (763) 506-1000

 

The Anoka-Hennepin School District serves approximately 40,000 students and 248,000 residents living in 13 suburban communities north of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The largest school district in Minnesota, Anoka-Hennepin operates 24 elementary schools, six middle schools (grades six through eight), five high schools, and alternative middle and high school programs.

 

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Anoka Hennepin Schools
Andover High School
2115 Andover Blvd. NW,
Andover, MN 55304-3407
Phone: (763) 506-8400
Fax: (763) 506-8403

Grades:  9-12
Students:  1,750


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Oak View Middle School
15400 Hanson Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304-2648
Phone: (763) 506-5600
Fax: (763) 506-5603

Grades:  6-8
Students:  1,200


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Oak View Middle School, Andover Minnesota
Andover Elementary School
14950 Hanson Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304-3455
Phone: (763) 506-1700
Fax: (763) 506-1703

Grades:  K-5
Students:  1,300


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Andover Elementary School, Andover Minnesota
Crooked Lake Elementary School
2939 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304-3804
Phone: (763) 506-2100
Fax: (763) 506-2103

Grades:  K-5
Students:  500


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Crooked Lake Elementary School, Andover Minnesota
Rum River Elementary School
16950 Verdin Street NW
Andover, MN 55304-2027
Phone: (763) 506-8200
Fax: (763) 506-8203

Grades:  K-5
Students:  1,000


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Rum River Elementary School, Andover Minnesota

Churches:
Andover Christian Church
16045 Nightingale Street NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 755-2537

Pastor:  Jim Conner
Sunday Worship:  10:30 am

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Andover Christian Church, Andover Minnesota
Andover Seventh Day Adventist Church
15036 Round Lake Blvd.
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 421-4020

Pastor:  n/a
Saturday Worship:  10:00 am

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Andover Seventh Day Adventist Church
Constance Free Church
16150 Crosstown Blvd NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763)
434-5995

Pastor:  Randy Discher
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am, 10:45 am

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Constance Free Church, Andover Minnesota
Family of Christ Lutheran Church
16345 Polk Street NE
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763)
434-7337

Pastor:  Keith Grimm
Sunday Worship:  7:00 am, 10:15 am

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Family of Christ Lutheran Church, Andover Minnesota
Grace Lutheran Church
13655 Round Lake Road NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 421-6520

Pastor:  Delwayne Hahn
Sunday Worship:  8:30 am,10:30 am

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Grace Lutheran Church, Andover Minnesota
Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church - WELS
16180 Round Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 421-8434

Pastor:  David P. Russow
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

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Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Andover Minnesota
Immanuel Church
15036 Round Lake Blvd. NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 210-5846

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Worship:  10:15 am

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Immanuel Church, Andover Minnesota
Kadima Evangelical Church
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 218-0781

Pastor:  Vince and Darcy Hokkanen
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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Kadima Evangelical Church, Andover Minnesota
Meadow Creek Church
3037 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 427-4543

Pastor:  Gil McConnell
Sunday Worship:  10:15 am

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Meadow Creek Church, Andover Minnesota
Prairie Oak Community Church
1657 161st Avenue NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 434-8191

Pastor:  Steve Gahagen
Sunday Worship: n/a

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Prairie Oak Community Church, Andover Minnesota
Riverdale Church
3210 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 421-8080

Pastor:  Rick Santiago
Sunday Worship:  9:30 am, 11:00 am

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Riverdale Church, Andover Minnesota
Transform Church
15400 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN, 55304
Phone: (763) 300-3827

Pastor:  Mark Katzenberger
Sunday Worship:  10:00 am

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Transform Church at Oakview School, Andover Minnesota

Media:
Anoka County Union Herald
4095 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55421
Phone: (763) 412-2400

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