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Minnetonka is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community name derives from Siouan for "big water"
The latitude of Minnetonka is 44.913N. The longitude is -93.503W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 902 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 50,690.
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24% of Minnetonka residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Minnetonka ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Minnetonka was $40,410, compared with $21,587 nationally.
52% of Minnetonka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Minnetonka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $873. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,462.
Libraries in Minnetonka include Minnetonka Community Library, Ridgedale-Hennepin Area Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Minnetonka include Minnetonka Sun Sailor
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Minnetonka political report.
Minnetonka restaurants taking online reservations include Bacio, Jimmy's Food and Cocktails, Origami Restaurant ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Minnetonka workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Minnetonka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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