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Blaine is a city in Anoka County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named after 1884 presidential candidate, James Gillespie Blaine
The latitude of Blaine is 45.160N. The longitude is -93.234W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 906 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 50,425.
Because the area was not suited for agriculture, growth was slow until after World War II
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blaine 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 55434 ZIP code.
29% of Blaine residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blaine ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blaine was $22,777, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Blaine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blaine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $661. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,076.
Libraries in Blaine include Blaine: Johnsville Branch Library, Blaine: Northtown Central Library ... View libraries
Anoka County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blaine political report.
The average commute time for Blaine workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Blaine between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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