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Crystal is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for nearby Crystal Lake
The latitude of Crystal is 45.032N. The longitude is -93.36W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 892 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,258.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Crystal demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hennepin 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 55427 ZIP code.
27% of Crystal residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Crystal ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Crystal was $23,163, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Crystal residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Crystal, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $630. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $927.
Libraries in Crystal include Crystal: Rockford Road Comm Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Crystal include Crystal-Robbinsdale Sun Post
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Crystal political report.
The average commute time for Crystal workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Crystal between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Crystal include Best Value Inn Crystal.
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