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Location of the city of Landfallwithin Washington County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Landfall
within Washington County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Washington
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
974 ft (297 m)
 • Total 686
 • Estimate 
 • Density 11,030.30/sq mi (4,283.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-35414
GNIS feature ID 0646465

Landfall is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 686 at the 2010 census and is the smallest community in Washington County in terms of area. It lies on the eastern shore of Tanner's Lake on Interstate 94.

Landfall is an incorporation of a manufactured home community, contributing to its reputation as the most affordable community in the Twin Cities. In 2008 and 2010, the city was named one of the 100 best communities for young people by America's Promise.

Landfall is one of only two incorporated cities in Minnesota that consist primarily of manufactured housing; the other is the Twin Cities suburb of Hilltop.


From 1953 to 1997 all of the land in Landfall was owned by one family. Mobile homes were built on the land after there was a shortage of affordable housing. The city was incorporated in 1959. In the early 1990s a developer attempted to purchase the city for a shopping mall. The Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority purchased the land and sold it to the city in 1997. Since then the city has rented mobile home lots to residents. All homes in the city are owner occupied. Rental of mobile homes is prohibited.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2); 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water. Interstate Highway 94 serves as a main route in the community. Interstate Highways 494 and 694 are in close proximity to the community. The boundary line between Ramsey and Washington counties is nearby.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 437
1970 671 53.5%
1980 679 1.2%
1990 685 0.9%
2000 700 2.2%
2010 686 −2.0%
2019 (est.) 728 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 686 people, 265 households, and 157 families residing in the city. The population density was 9,800.0 inhabitants per square mile (3,783.8/km2), making it the most densely populated city in Minnesota. There were 285 housing units at an average density of 4,071.4 per square mile (1,572.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.5% White, 2.2% African American, 3.2% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 16.0% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.8% of the population.

There were 265 households, of which 35.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.7% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 14.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 8.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

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