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Anoka Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
Welcome sign, Anoka Minnesota Location of the city of Anoka within Anoka County, Minnesota

Population: 
 Anoka (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 13,298 15,634 17,192 18,076 17,142 -934 -5.17
Land Area (sq. mile) 5.10 6.82 6.61 6.67 6.70 +0.03 -0.45
Density (persons per sq. mile) 2,607.45 2,292.38 2,600.91 2,709.03 2,558.51 -150.79 -5.57
Housing Units 3,909 5,520 6,799 7,398 7,493 +95 +1.28
Households -- 5,382 6,394 7,262 7,060 -202 -2.78
Persons Per Household -- 2.78 2.57 2.38 2.34 -0.04 -1.68

Geography:

Anoka is a city in and the county seat of Anoka County, Minnesota. Anoka lies at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi Rivers, about 20 miles (30 km) northwest of Minneapolis. U.S. Highways 10 / 169 and State Highway 47 are three of the main routes, and a station on the Northstar Commuter Rail line to downtown Minneapolis is located in the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total 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 (1.32 km2) is water. Adjacent communities include Dayton, Ramsey, Andover, Coon Rapids, and Champlin. The elevation is 879 feet (268 m).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,142 people, 7,060 households, and 4,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,558.5 inhabitants per square mile (987.8/km2). 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% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 7,060 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.6% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 37.6 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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History:  

The site which is now Anoka was first settled by immigrants in 1844. By the mid-1850s, a town had grown, including a school, store, and flour mill. The city was formally incorporated in 1878. 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. The native Ojibwa used ON-O-KAY, meaning "working waters".

Anoka makes a strong claim for providing the first volunteers to the Union Army during the Civil War, noted by a small historical plaque standing at the corner of West Main Street and Park Street. Alexander Ramsey, Minnesota's governor in 1861, was in Washington, D.C. when Fort Sumter was fired upon. He immediately offered a regiment to the War Department, and telegraphed former governor Willis Gorman and Lieutenant Governor Ignatius L. Donnelly that same morning. Gorman, attending a district court session in Anoka, received the note by messenger from St. Paul and called a court recess, asking for volunteers. 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 July 2, 1863, during the 1st Minnesota Regiment's famous charge at Gettysburg.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

ANOKA was founded in 1850 by Orrin W. Rice, Neal D. Shaw, and others, by whom its name was adopted in May 1853; also known as Rum River by some local residents before 1853; the post office was established while part of Benton County as Decorri, 1852-54, changing its name in 1854. The "City of Anoka" was incorporated by the state legislature July 29, 1858, and later the "Borough of Anoka," March 5, 1869, but both these acts failed of acceptance by the vote of the township. Finally, under a legislative act of March 2, 1878, this city was set off from the township of the same name, the first city election being held on March 12.

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Jackson Street, Anoka Minnesota, 1909
Jackson Street, Anoka Minnesota, 1909
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Government:
Anoka City Hall
2015 First Avenue

Anoka MN 55303

Phone: (763) 576-2700
Fax: (763) 576-2777

 

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

 

City Council Meetings:
1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm

 

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Anoka City Hall, Anoka Minnesota
Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020

Phil Rice 

1503 2nd Avenue S

Anoka MN 55303

Email
Email
(763) 422-8710
(612) 702-8442
City Manager appointed

Greg Lee

2015 First Avenue

Anoka MN 55303

Email (763) 576-2781
Council Member 12/31/2022

Elizabeth Barnett
603 Brisbin Street
Anoka MN 55303

Email (612) 718-8433
Council Member 12/31/2022

Erik Skogquist
314 Monroe Street
Anoka MN 55303

Email (763) 576-9219
(763) 464-9703
Council Member 12/31/2020 Mark Freeburg

305 Oakwood Drive

Anoka MN 55303

Email (763) 421-9244
Council Member 12/31/2020

Brian Wesp
4252 Parkview Lane
Anoka MN 55303

Email (763) 576-2718
(763) 350-6445

Post Office:
US Post Office
2168 7th Avenue
Anoka, MN
55303-1713
Phone: (763) 421-1115
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (763) 421-3940

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days        8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday           8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Vintage Map of Anoka, MN from 1869
Vintage Map of Anoka, MN from 1869 - 24"x36" Wall Art

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Anoka Municipal Utility   (763) 576-2700
Electricity Connexus Energy (763) 323-2650
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy   (612) 372-4727
Wastewater Metropolitan Council Environmental Svc (612) 222-6423
Water Anoka Municipal Utility   (763) 576-2700
Telephone CenturyLink Communications (800) 244-1000
Cable TV Comcast (800) Comcast

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Anoka, County of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 1,800
Anoka Hennepin School District #11 Elementary & Secondary Schools 1,500
Hoffman Engineering Co Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 1,000
Federal Cartridge Co Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 925
Anoka Technical College Colleges, Universities, & Professional Schools 366
Mate Precision Tooling Machine Shops;Turned Prod.;& Screw,Nut & Bolt Mfg. 320
Rural Community Insurance Svcs Insurance Carriers 274
Firestone Metals, Inc. Architectural & Structural Metals Manufacturing 240
Anoka, City of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 205
DecoPac, Inc. Confectionery Merch. Whole. 199
Copper Sales Metal & Mineral (exc.Petroleum) Merchant Wholesalers 170
Lakeland Tool & Engineering Resin, Synth. Rubber & Art. Synth. Fibers & Fil. Mfg. 150
Pioneer Packaging Printing & Related Support Activities 116
Juno, Inc. Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 76
Central Power Distributors, Inc. Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 60


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Attractions:
Anoka Nature Preserve
4301 Parkview Lane

Anoka MN 55303

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Recreation:
Green Haven Golf Course

Anoka MN 55303

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Schools:
Anoka Hennepin Schools
Independent School District #11

2727 N Ferry Street

Anoka MN 55303

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Anoka High School
3939 7th Avenue N

Anoka MN 55303

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Anoka Middle School for the Arts
1523 5th Avenue S

Anoka MN 55303

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Oak View Middle School
15400 Hanson Boulevard

Anoka MN 55303

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Crooked Lake Elementary School
2939 Bunker Lake Road

Anoka MN 55303

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Franklin Elementary School
215 W Main Street
Anoka MN 55303
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Lincoln Elementary School
540 South Street
Anoka MN 55303
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Wilson Elementary School
1025 Sunny Lane
Anoka MN 55303
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St. Stephen's Catholic School
506 Jackson Street
Anoka MN 55303
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Churches:
Advent Lutheran Church - ELCA
540 E River Road
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-8990

Pastor:  Robert Linstrand
Sunday Service:  9:15 am

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Advent Lutheran Church, Anoka Minnesota
Anoka Covenant Church
752 Grant Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-5194

Pastor:  Steve Thompson
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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Baha'i Faith
1709 West Lane
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: n/a

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Church of God of Prophecy
1033 Jefferson Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-7756

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Church of God of Prophecy, Anoka Minnesota
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2742 Yellowstone Boulevard
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-6740

Pastor:  n/a
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Eagle Brook Church
1100 US Highway 10
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (651) 429-9227

Pastor:  Jeff Dodge
Sunday Service:  9:00 am and 11:00 am

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First Baptist Church
1235 Park Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-5808

Pastor:  Abe Cardosa
Sunday Service:  10:30 am and 6:00 pm

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First Congregational United Church of Christ
1925 3rd Avenue S
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-3375

Pastor:  Rev. Chris McArdle
Sunday Service:  8:30 am and 10:30 am (9:30 am June - August)

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Grace Life Church
822 W Main Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 422-1482

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:  10:30 am

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Mount Olive Lutheran Church
700 Western Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-3223

Pastor:  Rev. Jon Haakana
Sunday Service:  8:00 a,. 9:30 am and 10:30 am

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Ramsey Cornerstone Church
2665 4th Avenue N
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 427-0147

Pastor:  n/a
Sunday Service:  n/a

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Restoration Church
503 Polk Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-8124

Pastor:  Randy Gamer
Sunday Service:  10:00 am

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St. Stephens Catholic Church
525 Jackson Street
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-2471

Pastor:   Fr. Bennet Tran
Sunday Mass:  8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm (Spanish) and 6:00 pm

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Solid Rock Free Lutheran Church - AFLC
737 Bob Ehlen Drive
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 433-8610

Pastor:  Paul Kneeland
Sunday Service:  10:30 am

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Trinity Episcopal Church
1415 6th Avenue S
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763) 421-1196

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United Methodist Church of Anoka
850 South Street
Anoka MN 55303
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Zion Lutheran Church
1601 4th Avenue S
Anoka MN 55303
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Media:
Total Country Bob FM
14443 Armstrong Boulevard
Anoka MN 55303
Phone: (763)

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