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Shorewood
Location of Shorewoodwithin Hennepin County, Minnesota
Location of Shorewood
within Hennepin County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Hennepin
Area
 • Total 8.15 sq mi (21.12 km2)
 • Land 5.31 sq mi (13.75 km2)
 • Water 2.84 sq mi (7.37 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,307
 • Estimate 
(2019)
8,084
 • Density 1,522.41/sq mi (587.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 27-60016

Shorewood is a city nestled in the woods along on the shores of Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 7,307 at the 2010 census. The city was incorporated in 1956. Its area was originally part of the former Excelsior Township as were the nearby cities of Excelsior, Tonka Bay and Deephaven. State Highway 7 serves as a main route. In 2016, Shorewood was reported to be the richest town in Minnesota, with a median household income of $113,719.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.33 square miles (34.52 km2), of which 5.34 square miles (13.83 km2) is land and 7.99 square miles (20.69 km2) is water. It includes the Lake Minnetonka islands of Spray, Shady, and part of Enchanted. These islands are more accessible from the nearby city of Mound that provides them with postal services, fire protection, and schools.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 317
1870 335 5.7%
1880 513 53.1%
1890 468 −8.8%
1900 681 45.5%
1910 898 31.9%
1920 944 5.1%
1930 925 −2.0%
1940 1,475 59.5%
1950 2,467 67.3%
1960 3,197 29.6%
1970 4,223 32.1%
1980 4,646 10.0%
1990 5,917 27.4%
2000 7,400 25.1%
2010 7,307 −1.3%
2020 7,779 6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,307 people, 2,658 households, and 2,131 families living in the city. The population density was 1,368.4 inhabitants per square mile (528.3/km2). There were 2,812 housing units at an average density of 526.6 per square mile (203.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 2,658 households, of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.8% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 45.3 years. 27.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 38.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Education

The city of Shorewood is part of the Minnetonka Public School District. Minnewashta Elementary School is located within the city limits and is the largest elementary school in the Minnetonka District.

  • Jonathan Montessori School (Chaska) 16 Months-Kindergarten
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