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Maple Grove
City
Maple Grove Government Center
Maple Grove Government Center
Flag of Maple Grove
Flag
Nickname(s): The Grove, The Groove, "MG",
Motto: Serving Today, Shaping Tomorrow
Location of Maple Grovewithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Maple Grove
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Founded 1858
Incorporated 1954
Area
 • City 35.03 sq mi (90.73 km2)
 • Land 32.64 sq mi (84.54 km2)
 • Water 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
Elevation 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 61,567
 • Estimate (2015) 68,385
 • Rank US: 513rd MN: 8th
 • Density 1,886.2/sq mi (728.3/km2)
 • Metro 3,524,583 (US: 16th)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) (CDT) (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 55311, 55369
Area code(s) 763
FIPS code 27-40166
GNIS feature ID 0647465
Website maplegrovemn.gov

Maple Grove is a city in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 61,567 at the 2010 census but has been growing rapidly since then, as 2015 US census estimates rank Maple Grove as Minnesota's eighth largest city with 68,385 residents. Maple Grove serves as the retail, cultural and medical center of the northwest region of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area. One of the Twin Cities' largest shopping centers, The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, is located in Maple Grove.

History

Winnebago were the only inhabitants in the area of Maple Grove until 1851 when Louis Gervais arrived and settled. Four years later, in 1855, city growth included a church, town hall and many homes. The city was known for its large stands of maple trees and was, therefore, a significant source for maple syrup.

With the completion and major upgrades to Interstates 94 / 694, 494, and U.S. Highway 169, Maple Grove has grown at a rapid pace since the 1970s. Maple Grove has grown into one of the most populous cities in the Twin Cities area, and identified as one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Maple Grove was also named the second best place to live in 2014 by Money magazine.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.03 square miles (90.73 km2), of which 32.64 square miles (84.54 km2) is land and 2.39 square miles (6.19 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,197
1900 1,237 3.3%
1910 1,211 −2.1%
1920 1,083 −10.6%
1930 1,113 2.8%
1940 1,251 12.4%
1950 1,778 42.1%
1960 2,213 24.5%
1970 6,275 183.6%
1980 20,525 227.1%
1990 38,736 88.7%
2000 50,365 30.0%
2010 61,567 22.2%
Est. 2015 68,385 11.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $76,111, and the median income for a family was $89,966. Males had a median income of $52,187 versus $37,021 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,544. About 0.8% of families and 1.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 61,567 people, 22,867 households, and 17,222 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,886.2 inhabitants per square mile (728.3/km2). There were 23,626 housing units at an average density of 723.8 per square mile (279.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.4% White, 4.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the population.

There were 22,867 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.7% were non-families. Of all households 19.3% were made up of individuals and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.12.

The median age in the city was 37.6 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 7.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 50,365 people (10th largest city in Minnesota), 17,532 households, and 13,955 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,532.3 people per square mile (591.6/km²). There were 17,745 housing units at an average density of 539.9 per square mile (208.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.8% European American, 4.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 6.2% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.5% of the populations. 31.9% were of German, 14.0% Norwegian, 8.5% Swedish and 7.9% Irish ancestry.

There were 17,532 households out of which 46.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.4% were non-families. Of all households 15.8% were made up of individuals and 2.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city, the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.


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