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Location of Central within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Location of Central within the U.S. city of Minneapolis
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
City Minneapolis
 • Total 3.024 sq mi (7.83 km2)
 • Total 56,077
 • Density 18,544/sq mi (7,159.9/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55411, 55415, 55454, 55487
Area code(s) 612
Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 18,952
1990 21,158 11.6%
2000 24,149 14.1%
2010 29,725 23.1%
Est. 2021 56,077 88.7%

The Central Minneapolis community is located in the central part of the city, consisting of 6 smaller official neighborhoods, and includes Downtown Minneapolis and the central business district. It also includes the many old flour mills, the Mill District, and other historical and industrial areas of Downtown Minneapolis. It also includes some high-density residential areas surrounding it, excluding areas east of the Mississippi River. Businesses based in the Central area include the corporate headquarters of Target, US Bank, and the broadcast facilities of Minnesota CBS station WCCO-TV.

Official neighborhoods in the Central community


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