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Tonka Bay is a city in Hennepin County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community name derives from Sioux term for "water"
The latitude of Tonka Bay is 44.908N. The longitude is -93.592W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,548.
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26% of Tonka Bay residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tonka Bay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tonka Bay was $50,825, compared with $21,587 nationally.
53% of Tonka Bay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tonka Bay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $775. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,742.
Hennepin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tonka Bay political report.
The average commute time for Tonka Bay workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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