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Anoka is a city in Anoka County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name is said to derive from a Dakota term for "on both sides of the river" and an Ojibwa term for "working waters"

The latitude of Anoka is 45.197N. The longitude is -93.386W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,858.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$42,659
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Anoka demographic reports
Anoka is at the confluence of the Rum and Mississippi rivers
Former and merged names include:
· Decorri
· Rum River
Sawmills harnessed the power of the Rum River in the mid-1800s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 41. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Garrison Keillor, writer, radio show host
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Dunn Brothers
Local festivals include:
  • Anoka County Fair - July 24-29, 2007
  • Riverfest - July 14, 2007
Dates often change. Check Anoka web sites and events links in the sections below.
Scenic roads: Great River Road
Historic sites and museums: Colonial Hall Museum
Colleges and universities: Anoka-Hennepin Technical College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Anoka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Anoka County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55433 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Anoka residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Anoka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Anoka was $21,367, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Anoka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Anoka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $562.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,040.


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Anoka County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Anoka political report.

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The average commute time for Anoka workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Anoka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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