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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$69,979
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Minnetonka demographic reports
Minnetonka is on Lake Minnetonka
Community grew around a sawmill. Timbers from this mill were used in the first suspension bridge across the Mississippi River, built at Minneapolis in 1853
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 42. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Gloria Jean's, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Summer Festival - June 23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Minnetonka web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Burwell House
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Minnetonka 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 55345 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

52% of Minnetonka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Minnetonka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $873.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,462.


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Libraries in Minnetonka include Minnetonka Community Library, Ridgedale-Hennepin Area Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Minnetonka include Minnetonka Sun Sailor

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Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Minnetonka political report.

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Minnetonka restaurants taking online reservations include Bacio, Jimmy's Food and Cocktails, Origami Restaurant ... View restaurants

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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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