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