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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.


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Median household income
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$59,219
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blaine demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Villas City
The community's first permanent resident was Green Chambers, a former slave who moved north from Kentucky

Because the area was not suited for agriculture, growth was slow until after World War II

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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20% of Blaine residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blaine, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $661.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,076.


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Libraries in Blaine include Blaine: Johnsville Branch Library, Blaine: Northtown Central Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Blaine include Blaine-Spring Lake Park Life, Blaine-Spring Lake Park Sun Focus

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

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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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