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Minnetrista
Location of Minnetristawithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Minnetrista
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Area
 • Total 31.05 sq mi (80.41 km2)
 • Land 26.11 sq mi (67.62 km2)
 • Water 4.94 sq mi (12.79 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,384
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,130
 • Density 311.40/sq mi (120.23/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
55331
FIPS code 27-43306

Minnetrista is a city in Hennepin county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The name Minnetrista is said to owe its origin to the Dakota language, in which minne means "water" and trista means "crooked." The city is generally rural and still has material agricultural activity, involving corn, beans, hay and horses. The city can be described as on or near the boundary between the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area and rural areas, and it faces pressure in favor of and against development. Local politics often involve that question. The population was 6,384 at the 2010 census. Crown College is situated along Minnetrista's southern boundary in nearby St. Bonifacius.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 30.76 square miles (79.67 km2), of which 25.82 square miles (66.87 km2) is land and 4.94 square miles (12.79 km2) is water. The city is almost entirely in Hennepin County. County Roads 15, 44, and 110 are three of its main routes.

Lakes in Minnetrista include Whaletail Lake, Little Long Lake, Mud Lake, Ox Yoke Lake, and Saunders Lake, as well as several bays of Lake Minnetonka. Six Mile Creek runs through the western part of the city and brings the runoff from about 17,000 acres (69 km2) to Lake Minnetonka.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 212
1870 626 195.3%
1880 844 34.8%
1890 995 17.9%
1900 1,283 28.9%
1910 1,731 34.9%
1920 1,146 −33.8%
1930 1,179 2.9%
1940 1,302 10.4%
1950 1,966 51.0%
1960 2,211 12.5%
1970 2,878 30.2%
1980 3,236 12.4%
1990 3,439 6.3%
2000 4,358 26.7%
2010 6,384 46.5%
2020 8,262 29.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,384 people, 2,176 households, and 1,823 families living in the city. The population density was 247.3 inhabitants per square mile (95.5/km2). There were 2,336 housing units at an average density of 90.5 per square mile (34.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 2,176 households, of which 45.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.7% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 16.2% were non-families. 12.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.93 and the average family size was 3.21.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 8.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.

Education

Waconia Public Schools and Westonka Public Schools operates area public schools, including Waconia High School and Mound Westonka High School.

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