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Golden Valley, Minnesota
City
Location of Golden Valleywithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Golden Valley
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Founded 1886
Incorporated 1886
Area
 • City 10.55 sq mi (27.32 km2)
 • Land 10.20 sq mi (26.42 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
Elevation 856 ft (261 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 20,371
 • Estimate (2015) 21,270
 • Density 1,997.2/sq mi (771.1/km2)
 • Metro 3,524,583
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55416, 55422, 55426, 55427
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-24308
GNIS feature ID 0644201
Website www.goldenvalleymn.gov

Golden Valley is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. It is a western suburb of Minneapolis and is the main corporate headquarters of General Mills and Pentair. Golden Valley is also the home of NBC affiliate KARE, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and Breck School. The population was 20,371 at the 2010 census.

History

Tribes of Chippewa and Sioux had encampments on nearby Medicine Lake. The first white settlers arrived in the early 1850s. Golden Valley was incorporated December 17, 1886. In the early twentieth century, it was mostly a farming community.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.55 square miles (27.32 km2), of which 10.20 square miles (26.42 km2) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) is water.

The 45th parallel north runs through Golden Valley, coinciding approximately with Duluth Street.

Interstate 394, U.S. Highway 169, and Minnesota State Highways 55 and 100 are four of the main routes in the area.

Demographics

Golden Valley Minnesota deer in snow
A deer in a Golden Valley neighborhood
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 509
1900 680 33.6%
1910 692 1.8%
1920 830 19.9%
1930 1,320 59.0%
1940 2,048 55.2%
1950 5,551 171.0%
1960 14,559 162.3%
1970 24,246 66.5%
1980 22,775 −6.1%
1990 20,971 −7.9%
2000 20,281 −3.3%
2010 20,371 0.4%
Est. 2015 21,270 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 20,371 people, 8,816 households, and 5,417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,997.2 inhabitants per square mile (771.1/km2). There were 9,349 housing units at an average density of 916.6 per square mile (353.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.4% White, 7.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.5% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 8,816 households of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 45.7 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,281 people, 8,449 households, and 5,508 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,982.3 people per square mile (765.4/km²). There were 8,589 housing units at an average density of 839.5 per square mile (324.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.07% White, 3.59% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.76% of the population.

There were 8,449 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $62,063, and the median income for a family was $75,899 (these figures had risen to $77,976 and $87,828 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $49,890 versus $35,967 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,094. About 0.8% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

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